Career summary & other interests
1990 - date: Follow links from Homepage
1983 - 90: Furniture making and training apprentices at the Edward Barnsley Furniture Workshop
1976 - 83: Joinery and furniture making, wood turnery and metalworking at Oxford.
Developing the on-line manual: The Modern Cabinetmaker. Various presentations to woodworking groups, including woodturning at West Dean College in West Sussex. Adjudicating at the National Woodworker Exhibition. Writing articles for Woodworker and Fine Woodworking magazines. Technical editor, Woodworker magazine.
Enthusiastic beachcomber since the age of three. Engineering and metalwork. Technical drawing, science and technology, art and design.
I have been using and studying computer technology since 1983 and C++ programming since 1997 (taking a brief interest in C++/CLI for programs that target Microsoft's .NET platform). Former member of the Association of C and C++ Users. Published book reviews: Francis Glassborow (2006), You Can Program in C++; a comparative review of Gordon Hogenson (2006), C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET, and Stephen R.G. Frazer (2006), Pro Visual C++/CLI and the .NET 2.0 Platform; Bjarne Stroustrup (2008) Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ (see Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com). Jam making, baking cakes and bread, see: The Bread Pages. Forestry & woodland management. Foreign languages, currently studying French and German. Trying to find enough time to get deeper into mathematics, mainly calculus.