Hi my name is Theo Cook, and I’ve made this Japanese dovetail joint. This one isn’t a how-to video – I’ll make another joint soon and be more in-depth about how to make one yourself. So please subscribe to my channel and I’ll post the next video soon.
To see more images of some of the pieces I have made and things I’m working on please follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theo__cook/
Here’s a bit of history about me and my training.
I’ve been a furniture maker for more than 20 years, over which time I’ve been lucky enough to study and work at some of the finest workshops in the world.
As part of my five-year apprenticeship at the Edward Barnsley Workshop in Hampshire, in the U.K. I spent a year studying under James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods in California,
Following my apprenticeship, I stayed on at the Barnsley Workshop for two years as a craftsman, before working for prestigious furniture-makers Senior and Carmichael as a senior craftsman for nine years.
I currently teach cabinetmaking at Robinson House Studio in Newhaven, in the U.K. while working on my own creations.
To find out more about Robinson House Studio furniture school and other courses, go to http://www.marcfish.co.uk
During my career I have been awarded two Guild Mark certificates by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers: one for a side table I produced while at the Edward Barnsley Workshop and another for a mechanical cylinder desk commissioned by the Marchioness of Bath. Images of the desk can be seen at: http://senior.atspace.com/ladybath1.htm
I have also had the privilege to make a commission for a duchess and a display cabinet for the former Lord Chancellor that resides in the Palace of Westminster.