Fein recently interviewed experienced prop maker and furniture designer Josche Frankenberger following the launch of the new generation of the company’s Multi-tools last year.
He talked about his work, his workshops and discusses reasons for using Fein after an incredible 15 years.
Josche got involved in the construction of props and furniture through his work as a photographer’s assistant. He found there was a demand for good stage design, which rapidly expanded into interior work, set and exhibition stand construction.
Since early 2016, he has been designing furniture in the High Black Forest, Germany, where he offers workshops to advise people on how to build or restore their own pieces of furniture.
Josche explained he initially built his own furniture because he couldn’t afford the furniture he liked, adding he liked creating personal things that people would like in their homes.
He explained his workshops allow him to convey his passion for working with wood, adding they needed to be a place that offered both himself and the participant tranquillity, well away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
These workshops concentrate on producing an individual piece of furniture. He designs numerous pieces of furniture and produces a prototype of each one.
For example, someone could be looking for a table and build exactly the table they want under his supervision. Or, he can help participants restore old furniture, whereby they bring the item with them and together, both parties work on how to restore it.
He talked about his 15-year old Fein MultiMaster, which is used typically for sanding and sawing. He praised the fact it sits comfortably in the hand, how it can be used for long periods due to the vibration decoupling, and Starlock, which impresses him as a great sanding and sawing machine.
Fein has three tiered versions of its multi-tool: The Multi-Talent, an entry level machine, the Multi-Master a powerful machine capable of meeting many applications, regularly, and the Super-Cut, the most powerful multi-tool in the market.
All machines are available as cordless, and are supported by the largest range of accessories in the market (Starlock).
Fein’s cordless Multi-Talent comes in at an RRP of £196.95, with a free lamp and 3 free blades (worth £67.90).
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