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Chris Yonge Workshops, Scotland, 1984-89
Chris Yonge Workshops, Scotland, 1984-89

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Articles about woodworking
Articles about woodworking

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Chris Yonge Workshops, Scotland, 1984-89
Chris Yonge Workshops, Scotland, 1984-89

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Chris Yonge trained in furniture design and craftsmanship in Scotland in the 1980s, gaining a BA as well as a post graduate diploma. After starting his own business, Chris Yonge Workshops, in 1984 he was placed on the Scottish Development Agency's List of Craftsmen. This page shows some of his past (hand made) and current (machine made) designs.

The workshops specialized in innovative designs for modular storage and display, made in both fine hardwoods as well as industrial plywoods and laminates. Examples are still in use decades later.

Zigzag shelves designed and made at Chris Yonge Workshops in the 1980s
Zigzag shelves designed and made at Chris Yonge Workshops in the 1980s

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Conceptual CAD rendering of slot together shelf design
Conceptual CAD rendering of slot together shelf design

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Slot together shelves in use at MakersFactory, 2012
Slot together shelves in use at MakersFactory, 2012

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Zigzag shelves designed and made at Chris Yonge Workshops in the 1980s
Zigzag shelves designed and made at Chris Yonge Workshops in the 1980s

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House gates installed
House gates installed

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House gates being developed in SketchUp
House gates being developed in SketchUp

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Fence post caps being designed in Rhinoceros
Fence post caps being designed in Rhinoceros

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House gates installed
House gates installed

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StudioCruz also undertakes larger design items such as these gates and fence post caps for a local house. The gates were built by Vector Metalsmiths in Santa Cruz; the post caps were designed in Rhinoceros and 3D printed in-house.

This handout gives the inspiration for the fence post cap designs.