On a visit to Jordan Wood’s workshop, it’s clear he loves the job of making wood screws.
The 45-year-old craftsman is known for his meticulous craftsmanship.
He has been making wood and metal joints since the 1980s.
“It’s my passion.
It’s my profession,” said the former industrial engineer.”
When I started, I had one job.
I worked as a machinist.
I didn’t have a lot of money but I made a lot.
I was very lucky,” he said.
Jordan Wood says he’s always been a machining enthusiast, but this was different.
“I was into metal, so it was a bit of a challenge,” he explained.
“There was a big difference between making screws, which were made of metal, and wood screws because wood screws are stronger than metal screws.”
But Jordan Wood says this was only a temporary setback.
“I’ve learnt a lot,” he says.
“Now I can do it with more ease.
I can’t do it all the time.
It takes a bit more patience.”
A big part of his craft is using a variety of tools to create the joints, and the materials he uses.
“A lot of the tools I use are metal.
I use a hammer, a file, a screwdriver, a chisel, I can use a drill, a saw,” he added.”
The most important thing is that I can finish a joint quickly, so I can start the woodworking process.”
Jordan Wood’s hobby has expanded to include wood and metals in general, and is now his main occupation.
He uses a variety the tools he uses, from a hammer to a screw driver.
“We’re now going into the woodshop and doing everything,” he explains.
“Our goal is to make wood and then go and do metal.”
Jordan is currently making steel for his workshop, and plans to continue doing so for many years to come.
“It’s a good challenge, I’m very proud of my work.
I’m not too good at the job, but I do it well,” he concluded.