“Jim the chair maker” YANA day 83 of 100

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In the workshop with Jim Parsons a furniture maker. Based in Cransford in Suffolk, Jim specialises in making both traditional chairs and chairs of his own designs. Whilst the workshop is full of machinery and tools it is also full of chair parts sitting in jigs having been steam bent or carved. Here I have drawn Jim as he shaves the chairs cross members that will slot into the legs.

Jim buys locally grown ash coming straight from the wood.

Like many craft people he spends much of his time working in solitude.