Each clock unique in design, representing hundreds hours of hand craftsmanship as every gear and movement is shaped and finely tuned.
Welcome to Drakyn
A Personal Tale
Drakyn represents a renaissance and an awakening for me after spending nearly three decades in and around the information technology industry. At my age you could call this "retirement", but I prefer to think of it as a change in career path. I am electing to put software lifecycle management, enterprise systems design, product meetings, board meetings, meetings with overly litigious corporate lawyers, seemingly endless travel…indeed to put all of these aside in favour of life at a pace that is worth living.
At some point in life, you need to listen to the voices inside your head and pursue only what you are truly passionate about. If you are very fortunate, this will happen to you while you are young. If you have vision, you will stick with these passions throughout your life and never abandon them.
I started woodworking in my father's workshop when I was about eleven years old. I can only hope that I have somehow learned through osmosis or otherwise inherited even one tenth of his ability as a true craftsman. He does some of the finest wood carving that I have seen in any gallery on three continents. From him I learned at an early age the value of fine tools and how to care for them. I also learned to love wood and the process of discovering the hidden art that was buried in a piece of timber.
Mystical puzzle boxes for the adventurous, more earthly creations for the timid—each uniquely designed, crafted with precision from the finest woods and hand polished to a warm lustre
A look into the literary world of The Drakyn and the process of bringing them to life
Recent Blog PostsDust Collection in the Drakyn Workshop
It’s been almost two years since I posted the original article Cyclonic Dust Collection. The cyclone collector isn’t seeing much action these days as the entire dust collection system has been replaced. It started with a Delta unit that seemed … Continue readingSo Much To Do, So Little Time
I have been remiss in my responsibilities to Drakyn for the past six weeks. I confess that I have barely set foot in the shop nor have I done any serious writing in that time. I would feel guilty, but … Continue readingDrakyn Upgrade – New Processes and Tools For Writing and Woodworking
This year I set aside the month of April to upgrade and implement changes to my work environment, processes and tools – both as a writer and a woodworker. Metaphorically, it was a time to sharpen the saw. In reality, … Continue reading
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