About Me

I am a full time Business Analyst at Derivco and have taken up woodworking as a weekend hobby. At first I thought it would be useful to be able to do a few odd jobs around the house but it wasn't long before I found myself glued to Youtube expanding my knowledge and really keen to try new techniques and build some furniture. I am still a novice woodworker but hopefully the content on this website is helpful in that I represent the basic starter trying to get into woodworking and all the things I find online and try myself will be shared in articles.

CraftersGuild was born one evening when I realized how many cool projects were being built by the woodworking community in South Africa and wanted a way to bring it all together and build on the community. Since starting the Instagram account which has given me so much enjoyment, I have decided to expand on this website to give me a more dynamic platform to not only contribute written articles about things I'm learning and tool reviews but also to one day open up a shop which will source items from all the creators I am in contact with.
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