About David Barron
David Barron Furniture
Randwyck Lodge, Pine Walk
Hampshire SO16 7HP
Tel: 023 8076 9644
Mobile: 07771 960367
Thank you for visiting my website LAST UPDATED 13th September 2014.
If you would like to see a review of my dovetail guide, saw and DVD please see here.
13.09.14.’Thank you soooo much for those magnificent and wonderfully crafted tools! The look and feel of your tools is just gorgeous.’ Alexander, Germany.
10.09.14. ’I have received the tools today and I’m very happy with them. I’d like to purchase a few more items’. Robbie, NSW, Australia.
03.09.14. ’Thanks for the quick postage of my new squares, they are perfect!’ Paul, UK.
02.09.14. ’I really like the guide I bought and will soon be getting the others to complete the set’. Matt, CA, USA.
01.09.14. ’I like the dovetail guide and marking knife I ordered recently, now I just need the 372 saw!’ Rob, USA.
26.08.14. ’I have done my first dovetails with the guide and it went quite well. My speed is improved and with more practice in chopping, I think this will be my way of cutting dovetails.’ Jan-Arve, Norway.
25.08.14. ’The tools I purchased recently are superb, a real joy to use! They have made such a difference in the speed and the quality of my dovetails’. Clive, France.
24.08.14. ’I made my dovetail alignment board today using the 1:6 guide, a very useful and productive tool’. Alan, OH, USA.
23.08.14. ’I received the finishing DVD very promptly, thanks. It’s been very informative and definitely a worthwhile purchase’. Brett, Hampshire, UK.
22.08.14. ’Thank you for promptly sending my last order. I started to do my dovetailing and the Japanese saw (372) is so beautiful to use with your dovetail jig.’ Roy, NSW, Australia.
21.08.14. ’The parcel arrived today. The video is surprising easy to understand and the quality of the guides is great. Bernhard, Germany.
19.08.14. ’Today I received a Royal Mail package. I’ve done a test piece I’m thrilled.’ Klaus, Germany.
17.08.14. ’The tools arrived as promised. They were well packed and the quality is excellent. The saw goes through ash like butter and the hammer really packs a punch.’ Chris, UK.
16.08.14. ’I have been enjoying using your dovetail guides for a while now and they are a great help.’ Daniel, Quebec, Canada.
15.08.14. ’I’m very pleased with the tools and the dovetail guide is so easy and accurate.’ Jan-Arve, Norway.
15.08.14. ’The saw (372) is a dream to use.’ A fan! Switzerland.
14.08.14. ’I bought one of your dovetail guides a few months ago and it is a joy to use!’ Danny, Cambridge, UK.
13.08.14. ’The tools arrived earlier than promised and the saws both work like a charm. Great products, thank you very much.’ Bob, NC, USA.
12.08.14. ’My saw and dovetail guide arrived today, thank you. I’m hugely impressed with the quality’. Tommie, NSW, Australia.
10.08.14. ’Without doubt the stone (Sigma 6,000/13,000) cut appreciably faster than any other water stone I have tried and the finish from the 13,000 side is absolutely superb!’ Harvey, UK.
09.08.14. ’I was so excited cutting dovetails that I forgot to send you a note to say the package arrived. I am completely new to woodworking and having a great time’. Daniel, CA, USA.
07.08.14. ’Very impressed with the quality of the tool, can’t wait to try it. Very well packed too, great service altogether! Thank you very much. Radenko, Perth, UK.
07.08.14. ’I got your guide yesterday, the first dovetail with it looks impressive. The guide is surprisingly easy to work with and your method of offsetting the wood really helps. Thank you!’ Jeroen, The Netherlands.
06.08.14. ’The tools arrived today, they were very well packed and look every bit as good as they do in the videos.’ Ernie, AZ, USA.
05.08.14. Thank you for your speedy dispatch, a well packed and solid item. I just wish I could afford some more of your goodies!’ Larry, Cheshire, UK.
03.08.14. ’I received the packet today and I enjoyed the (dovetail) DVD a lot.’ Niko, NJ, USA.
02.08.14. ’I made a small case in walnut and holly, the dovetails are flawless and I couldn’t be happier with the product.’ Mike, CO, USA.
01.08.14. ’After cutting several thousand dovetails over the years using various tools, I found your tools and techniques to be the most reliable, repeatable and accurate. Thank you.’ Patrick, CA, USA.
25.07.14. ’I collected your parcel today and everything is perfect’ Jon, Yorkshire, UK.
17.07.14. ’I have purchased several of your cutting guides and found them quite impressive’ Carl, USA.
10.07.14. ’The hammer is beautiful and feels great in the hand. The saw guide works like a charm and produces far better results than by free hand.’ Frank, TX, USA.
06.07.14. ’I just received the hammer, it was incredibly well packed and looks fantastic!’ Robert, Denmark.
03.07.14. ’I received the guide on Tuesday and I got a chance to try it out yesterday. Perfect dovetails on the first try. Thanks. Layne, LA, USA.
02.07.14. ’Your precious tools are in my house. Congratulations on your excellent work.’ Ruben, Spain.
01.07.14. ’First off I don’t think I ever thanked you for the beautiful tools, especially the marking knife, the best I have ever seen! Grant, USA.
28.06.14. ’Thanks so much David, I love using your guides, my dovetail joinery is now spot on.’ Autumn, WA, USA.
25.06.14. ’Hi Dave, I just have to tell you the dovetail guides are phenomenal, the results are remarkable. Thank you for promoting these excellent devices.’ David, MA, USA.
24.06.14. ’The results of our test were that you get almost perfect dovetails straight away’ Holzwerken Magazine (Germany) Issue 47, July 2014.
23.06.14. ’Awesome tools and Amazon should call you to learn how to pack things properly!’ Duncan, FL, USA.
22.06.14 ’What a beautiful little hammer and the fret saw is a delight, I can’t wait to get started!’ Pete, UK.
16.06.14. ’I bought one of your dovetail guides, it is a pleasure to use, a wonderful thing!’ Mike TN, USA.
15.06.14. ’Received my order today, the rippled ash handle is particularly lovely. Many Thanks.’ Matthew, London, UK.
11.06.14. Just to say thanks for the speedy dispatch, I received the parcel today, very impressed with the contents!’ Paul, Northern Ireland, UK.
06.06.14. ’Thanks for the marking knife, an extremely well made, tactile tool. Using your tools I have been able to improve my dovetails and make them more crisp than I thought I would be capable of.’ Lawrence, County Down, UK.
02.06.14. ’I recently received three of your dovetail guides and they are outstanding! Without doubt they are the best guides I’ve ever used and I wish I’d known about them before wasting money on inferior jigs.’ Tim, LA, USA.
01.06.14. ’Hi David, I learned a lot from your video and the jig, saw and plane were invaluable.’ Jim, Canada.
31.05.14. ’Thanks for sending the guides quickly. I had a couple of practice joints yesterday. The second one came out so well I’m looking forward to making something proper. Thanks so much, it’s a great little tool’ Danny, Cambridge, UK.
28.05.14. ’David I have one of your guides and I love it. Thanks for doing what you do for all of us who want to be better at our craft’. Jim, MS, USA.
27.05.14 ’The tools arrived in good form, the square is perfect, I love the design. The hammer is lovely as well, absolutely beautiful! James, MN, USA.
26.05.14. ’Thank you for creating your wonderful dovetail guides. I can’t wait to acquire more of your fine tools’ Kat, CA, USA.
25.05.14. ’A big thank you for the recent dovetailing course you tutored. My wife was very pleased with her new jewellry box and I learned so very much.’ Terry, Hampshire, UK.
24.05.14. ’The tools look and feel great, both the hammer and the chisels are nice and heavy. I’ll be using them a lot I’m sure.’ Bart, Netherlands.
23,05.14. ’Thank you with the quick delivery of the saw and guide, I’m thrilled with them!’ Peter, Yorkshire, UK.
22.05.14. ’The tools are all extremely well made and a delight to work with. I will be in touch with you in the near future for another order. Bruce, USA.
21.05.14. ’Just to let you know I received the guides and I’m delighted. You have yet another very satisfied customer’ John, FL, USA.
20.05.14. ’Just an FYI that I really enjoyed the the guides and DVD’s’ Charlie, CA, USA.
18.05.14. ’Just received your guides and marking knife and am SO impressed. The guide is the e=mc2 of woodworking, a simple tool that unlocks the world of fine craftsmanship’ Euan, CT, USA.
17.05.14. ’Just a few hours ago I received the two dovetail guides. I am very happy with them and they were extremely well packed’ Joop, Netherlands.
15.05.14. ’I just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant course last weekend. I learned more than I hoped for with a great bunch of blokes and a first class teacher. Kev, Glos, UK.
14.05.14. Hi David, I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant course you put on for the weekend’. Barry, UK.
13.05.14. ’The chisel hammer I received is an absolute delight, lovely to use and a beautifully made tool.’ Ken, Winnipeg, Canada.
12.05.14. ’I received the tools yesterday and everything is great. I have to say the star of the show is the marking knife. Nice!’ Drew, Scotland, UK.
09.05.14. ’Just received today, walnut hammer looks great and feels really balanced’ Mark, Yorkshire, UK.
07.05.14. ’Dovetail guide and saw are excellent, next purchase will be a KNew Concepts saw’. Richard, Essex, UK.
06.05.14. ’I ordered one of your dovetail guides a while ago and I’m very pleased with it.’ Will, London, UK.
05.05.14. ’Just thought I’d let you know the squares I bought at Yandles are absolutely brilliant!’ Mark, Somerset, UK.
03.05.14. ’Love the guide, works like a charm, need to improve my cutting to the line though.’ Louis, Bristol, UK.
01.05.14. ’Some time ago I purchased a 1:6 dovetail jig from you, it works like a dream. I would now like a 90 degree guide. Svend, Denmark.
29.04.14. ’A quick note to say the tools arrived safely. I especially like the mallet, a beautiful tool.’ Brett, Australia.
28.04.14. ’The saw (5" fret saw) is truly excellent. The walnut chisel hammer is absolutely lovely! It fits just right in my hand. Superb tools and a service to match, thanks a lot.’ Patrick, Belgium.
28.04.14. ’I received the chisel hammer and it truly is a beautiful tool, the ash handle is amazing!’ Nick, CA, USA.
27.04.14. ’I received the hammer today, it is lovely. My ten year old daughter saw saw it and has gotten interested in woodworking.’ Matt, NSW, Australia.
24.04.14. ’The hammer arrived and I’m very pleased with it. A very nicely crafted tool.’ Paul, London, UK.
17.04.14. ’I bought one of your guides and whereas before you could see daylight between my dovetails, they are really quite good now!’ Thank you. Julian, Kent, UK.
16.04.14. ’Received the dovetail guide ok, thanks. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Great idea!’ John, Yorks, UK.
15.04.14. ’Thank you David, the delivery just arrived. The cutting gauge is like a jewel. Tapio, Finland.
13.04.14. ’David, many thanks for something so beautifully machined, well designed and well packaged. Had a most enjoyable dovetailing morning, really ingenious that something so simple can make me look so good and give so much enjoyment! Philip, Ireland.
12.04.14. ’The tools are truly handsome and arrived ’shipshape and Bristol fashion’ and have already earned their keep’. Alan, CA, USA.
10.04.14. ’The guides were extremely well packed and I’m very impressed with the quality of the tools. I’m definitely a happy customer! Patrick, Belgium.
04.04.14. ’Thanks David, lovely tools mate, well packaged and great service. Rey, Essex, UK.
01.04.14. ’The dovetail guide is so cool! I found it very easy to use but need to work on my skills. It’s the right tool at the right time.’ Jim, MD, USA.
31.03.14. ’I received the guides today, they are beautifully done. that was the most professional packaged item I have ever recieved, it would have withstood a tornado!’ Don, PA, USA.
28.03.14 ’I’m really happy with the dovetail guide and saw.’ Jake, Somerset, UK.
25.03.14. ’The dovetail tools arrived just now, I’ve already had a go. The dovetail worked out great on my second attempt. Awesome tools. Brian, NSW, Australia.
23.3.14. ’Received my tools this morning, thanks for the quick delivery, I love the chisel hammer, a pleasure to use.....’ Terry, Notts, UK.
19.03.14. ’Tip top tools! So chuffed! Terry,Yorkshire, UK.
13.03.14. ’I got my guide tonight and took some practise cuts, cool! Thank you for getting it out so quickly... and for the hand written note, a nice touch.’ Ray, USA.
11.03.14. ’I am so pleased with my work bench and know I’ve made the right choice. It’s so sturdy and a lovely height. I can’t wait to start using it later this week.’ Roger, Cornwall, UK.
10.03.14. ’I received my tools this afternoon and I’m very pleased which is truly an understatement! The quality, fit and finish is very high and everything works well. Thank you.’ David, OR, USA.
08.03.14. ’I received your magnetic guide in the mail today. I’ve spent a couple of hours with it and I’m very pleased. The hand written note was a nice touch, I’m keeping that.’ John, GA, USA.
07.03.14. ’Just wanted to say that the dovetail guide arrived today. Thanks for offering an awesome product but also for answering the questions I had earlier. You have definitely made me a fan, God Bless!’ Luke, IL, USA.
26.02.14. ’I’m enjoying your tools immensely, I’ve gotten many compliments on your knife from friends’ Ally, Hawaii, USA.
25.02.14. ’I just received your dovetail guide and saw and immediately went out to my shop to try them. They worked perfectly right out of the box.’ Patrick, CA, USA.
21.02.14. ’Thank you so much for the great dovetail guide and the beautiful marking knife.’ Frank, NJ, USA.
20.02.14. ’I thought you’d like to know I received the 372 saw and 90 degree guide today, they were in perfect condition and VERY well packed! So I immediately went down to the shop and tried them out. Beautiful!’ Geo, USA.
18.02.14. ’Many thanks for my order, I’m very pleased with the dovetail parts especially the alignment board. This is a great example of fine workmanship and something for me to aim for’. Paul, Wiltshire, UK.
10.02.14. ’The guides arrived last week, I’ve already cut about 20 dovetails with them, yes a lot easier than cutting them by eye. Well made products, thanks.’ Michael, Queensland, Australia.
06.02.14. ’In 2013 I ordered and received your dovetail guide. I absolutely love it: it’s helped to train my hand and eyes and gives me confidence to tackle difficult and unusual situations. So thanks for the brilliant idea!’ Laury, Vermont, USA.
03.02.14. ’Just wanted to let you the tools arrived last Thursday and have already been used to cut a test dovetail with much better results than I was getting when sawing freehand, thank you.’ Jay, Kansas, USA.
30.01.14. ’The dovetail guides arrived today and I have already had a highly successful test drive in the basement. These are wonderful guides. Thank you very much.’ Bill, Maryland, USA.
29.01.14. ’Thank you so much for all the items, I was like a child at Christmas!
The quality of the tools you produce is fantastic, I will be ordering some of your planes next.’ Gareth, Northern Ireland.
26.01.14. ’Love your You Tube videos very clear and precise. Have borrowed one of your dovetail guide systems (372 saw + 1:7 guide) off a friend and I’m so impressed I’d like to buy one myself’. Luke, Suffolk, UK.
25.01.14. ’Love the guide you sent me, works like a charm!’ Mike Colorado, USA
20.01.14. ’I bought the 1:6 dovetail guide and your DVD’s 8 months ago and I’m very pleased. The guide works great and I really enjoyed and learned from the DVD’s.’ Ulf, Sweden.
19.01.14. ’My tools arrived on Friday. What can I say, I’m so happy with them! I love the saw (372) it feels great in the hand and is a pleasure to use. And your mini smoother is awesome! Thank you.’ Andy, NSW, Australia.
14.01.14. ’I must say I’m very impressed with both the hammer and the guide. A real feeling of quality in both items, can’t wait to try them’ Robert, Norway.
11.01.14. ’I received the tools (dovetail guide and 372 saw) this week and am very pleased. I have already cut a nice dovetailed box and the joinery was perfect. The video and tools are great and I may be in touch about more of them soon. Andrew, MA, USA.
09.01.14. ’Thank you for sending me the dovetail guide and saw, I should have bought them years ago!’ Bob, Wales, UK.
08.01.14. ’I have just unboxed my chisel hammer and I have to write to tell you how delighted I am with the quality and balance of the tool’ Kevin, Stoke on Trent, UK.
07.01.14. ’My tools arrived extremely fast, the only problem is they look too nice to use! Thank you for the extremely high quality tools.’ Mike, Massachusetts USA.
05.01.14. ’Thank you so much for the tools, very happy with them. The marking knife is amazing and feels really good in the hand.’ Kev, Norfolk, UK.
04.01.14. ’Just received your package (372 saw and guide), I am practicing 20 minutes now and I can say ’It really works!’ Thank you for sending the items so fast. Mike, Germany.
30.12.13. ’I just received your parcel, what eye candy, the parcel was beautifully made up. I had a look at the tools and very happy with how they look, I’m going to wait until next year to use them I want a new start in 2014’ Seddon, Australia.
25.12.13. ’The dovetail guide arrived on Monday, I can’t tell you how happy I am with it. I prepared myself for disappointment, I knew it couldn’t possibly make dovetailing as easy as your You Tube video made it seem ... but it did! I couldn’t believe it. What a great little jig.’ Sam, Michigan, USA.
17.12.13. ’Today morning, I received your first shipment, with hammer and dovetail guide, both superb tools!!’ Angel, Spain.
13.12.13. ’The 1:8 guide and saw I ordered a few months ago are outstanding. I was able to build 6 dovetailed drawers for a friends vanity unit with no missed cuts or the need for ANY paring. Thanks you for bringing us a system and approach that is second to none’ Jim B. CT USA
09.12.13 ’Thank you for the swift delivery and an excellent saw. Your You Tube videos are brilliant, clear and precise.’ TT Surrey UK
06.12.13 ’I have just received the parcel, thank you so much for your help, everything looks fantastic! MM Perth Australia.
04.12.13. ’Thank you for the goods I received on Monday, very well packed. I’ve been very busy ever since and the saw is brilliant! MC Co Galway Ireland
28.11.13 ’I received my package today and I’m thrilled. The ebony handle on the marking knife is like a fine piece of furniture and the dovetail guide is beautifully crafted’. GJ Maryland USA.
22.11.13. ’I’ve been using your dovetail guide for a few months with spectacular results. I can’t believe how easy it is to create beautiful joints with this tool’. GS County Down, Northern Ireland.
17.11.13. ’Got back from my trip to NYC and the tools were waiting for me. Beyond my expectation! Perfect workmanship and design, can’t wait to get into the shop and put them to use. The plane is a thing of beauty. I’ve made a few planes but never reached this perfection, thanks!’ JH OH USA.
07.11.13. ’I just wanted to let you know I received both guides in the post yesterday in perfect condition. Thank you again for your advice and quick responses’. CN APO AE USA
06.11.13. ’The tools arrived yesterday and they are wonderful! I cannot wait to give them a try. Thank you for the great packaging and super fast shipping! AC IN USA’.
30.10.13 ’Thanks for the tools, they are great! Some guys from my school will order some stuff from you later today’. MD Denmark.
1.11.13. ’Thanks very much for the tools, they are of phenomenal quality and a joy to use. ZM New York USA’
30.10.13 ’Just wanted to let you know I have received the mini smoother yesterday and would like to thank you for picking such a nice one for me. It’s a charming and beautifully made little plane and will be getting plenty of action’ MS Czech Republic
28.10.13. ’I’ve just received my dovetail guide and I can’t wait to use it, very nice product and well finished, congratulations!’ FR Sao Paulo Brazil.
25.10.13 ’I’m finding the guide has greatly improved both my accuracy and speed and I love the feel of the hammer. Very happy with it all!’ MC Bucks UK.
25.10.13. ’Received the order today. The new guides are going to work great. Your craftsmanship with the tools you build and the furniture you make is outstanding. I have many of your tools and I am happy I bought all of them’ KH Nebraska USA.
12.10.13 ’Thanks very much for the tools they exceeded all expectation! I only got to open them today as it’s my birthday and my wife insisted that I wait!’ SB Bedfordshire UK.