Bill Ratcliffe runs Craven Conservation & Restoration Ltd, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. In addition to working on a wide range of restoration projects he also runs a number of woodworking courses for all levels, these include furniture restoration, chair making, making a traditional tool chest and general woodworking skills.
Bill is an Advanced City & Guilds qualified cabinetmaker, surface finisher and upholsterer. He has also gained a first class BA(Hons) in Furniture Restoration and later a Masters Degree in the Conservation of Historic Objects, when his dissertation was on the transition from general joiner to cabinetmaker in 17th Century English furniture making.
Bill has a passion for using traditional hand tools and methods but also embraces new technology and techniques. This is why he has linked up with www.woodworksupply.co.uk as he sees the ideal focus on traditional quality materials and also innovation and new products. Bill can be contacted via his website www.cravenconservation.co.uk and you can follow him on Instagram @cravenconservation .