Like Dad, who never throws anything away, I hate waste. Half rotten wood, left over sausages, torn underpants, if it still has life, or won’t kill you, then eat it, fix it, use it for parts or change what you use it for. This series is about making something out of nothing, or animating big things out of small things, turning someone else’s junk into resplendent, beautiful, practical things. Wood found between my train station and work office becomes a canoe paddle, old desks become a new office, and hard rubbish from people nature strips becomes a chariot that gets my wife to work.
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Placing mum on the nature strip when she needed a new hip was well down the list of options. First, naturally, would be a new hip; second was spending the next 40 years living in waist-deep water, and third was to take up a drinking problem. The last option was…