Text is pretty boring standard stuff about how I got started and where I find inspiration, costs, blah blah.
I'll see how google goes translating a pdf,and if it's readable, I'll post it.
Ok, so translation is readable.
Street performer and consultant in organizing street festivals autralian Gavin Hay eight years living in Croatia. Many people are familiar with the festival "Cest is d best" organized by his wife Domnana or have you seen on Ban Jelacic Square, where performs occasionally show a man leopard. His life is dynamic, filled with travel, but in winter, while in phase mirnojoj Gavin spends his time making furniture for myself, family and friends. First, as the house was made the bed, they just moved and had only a mattress. He then made a coffee table and desk and a table with a sofa. The table in the dining room was transformed, and in fact all of his work in the apartment except for sofas, kitchen and bathroom.
"I went to technical school in Australia and there met with the processing of wood, but only in the grounds. Most of the things I've learned later, "says Gavin Hay. When he moved to Hravatska woodwork him little by little become a hobby. "I first started here and there to do something in the yard. Everything is somewhat expensive hobby because it is a tool set, and to get a piece of furniture trabaš have overhead. For a serious start are necessary milling, hand tools and drill it is no small investment, "says Gavin. It took him some time to find the workspace. The notion that it will be easy to rent a garage proved to be unrealistic. "Arisen to some obstacles. For example, the owner would have thought that I wanted to start a business, although this was not true, so we odma lifted the price. One garage owner lived close so thought I stvrati noise ... But I finally have some time in one area in Laniste who works with a rock band that has a probe here, "says Gavin.
He made furniture for the cottage on the island of Krk. Sad is an attractive cabinet, and will then bunk bed for children.
"Everything that I made did not turn out cheaper than Ikea because their stuff mostly of plywood, but you turned me cheaper than I bought furniture from solid wood," says Gavin. In addition, the cabinet, who now works off the designer's idea for a piece that originally costs 4000 Euro. He will be on as it uses recycled wood turn out 150 euros. However, cost savings, says Gavin, is not its prime mover, but I need to do something. To complete the knowledge of Gavin regularly monitors the forums, such as wood working forums where there is inspiration. Regularly teaches. It is in fact, he says, see the difference from the older generation of people who also love carpentry. "Previous generations are generally less open to new ideas. More held principles - so I learned to work 60 years ago and so it is accurate. Moreover the younger generation through blogs and forums looking for change, innovation and new styles, "says Gavin.
His family has already been learned, for his birthday give him the tools.
"If there were no doors in the winter to become an Internet vegetables. He'd sit in front of a computer in the same position from morning to night ... And now I go to a lot of forums, but I'm glad to read about things that interest me and that I may later try to make or inspire me for something, "says Gavin, who serves only recycled trees. So, the only wood that is already used for something and then discarded.