Author: Jason

  • Segera

    38ft Cuttyhunk ketch, beautifully crafted A beautiful wooden sail boat, we’ve lived aboard in central Wellington for 6 years for far cheaper than any apartment in the capital. Why buy an apartment when you can buy a tiny house that floats and can move around the world freely under wind power! This is a supplementary […]

  • The last couple of years

    For the last two years, I’ve had an incredible time working at Toi Whakaari (the NZ School of Drama), as a tutor on the Set & Props Construction course. Although this has officially been a part-time tutor role at 20 hours a week (2 1/2 days), it’s frequently extended beyond that time. We’ve always had […]

  • Another on-screen feature

    In addition to being a general handy-person, I’m a maker of sets and props, and also a tutor at Toi Whakaari for the making of sets & props. So it was nice to see one of my woodworking jobs quite a few years ago, featured in a viral video, of swan lake bath ballet (you […]

  • Hero Movie Props

    For the last 9 months or so, I’ve been really fortunate to be working full-time with Human Dynamo. This is a company, based in Miramar, Wellington. In some ways, they are much like the well known Weta Workshops (many of the staff who work at HD have also worked with Weta, and they often seem […]

  • Cat Hammock

    Cat Hammock

    This was a quick job aboard our own boat, for our soon to arrive kitten. Giving her a space to gaze out of the window, and bask in the sunshine. Update 12th December

  • Cubby Holes

    Cubby Holes

    After making the first set of cubby holes this time last year, the range was extended to 33 shelves.   All these units are custom made, with furniture grade Plywood, that should last for decades to come.

  • Cat Shelves

    Cat Shelves

    This was a fun job, developing a range of cat shelves for inside someone’s apartment, for their indoor cat.

  • Kiwiburn 2017 Temple

    Kiwiburn 2017 Temple

    I was fortunate this year to have my design for the Temple of Kiwiburn in early 2017 (the NZ verion of Burning Man). This involved managing a crew of 11 volunteers, for two weeks, building the structure in the middle of a field, in preparation for the main festival event. The 1,500 festival participants were […]

  • Custom Media Stand

    Custom Media Stand

    This was a custom media stand, to work with the DVD shelves. The shelving was designed to hold all the media appliances contained in the final images, primarily built for my own collection at the time (including my flatmates’), and then the unit was subsequently sold with matching speaker stands. This was also built in […]

  • Custom DVD Shelves

    Custom DVD Shelves

    These were a set of three DVD / video shelves, for around 400 DVDs and 100 videos, to work with the custom media stand. Built out of NZ radiata pine, produced in a NZ sawmill, made with a screwless construction. Built in the small workshop I had at the time.  These were primarily made for […]