With a name like that he should make guitars. Well he did, but has moved on to tool-making and tool restoration. I have several of his creations including a lignum mallet, a fine marking gauge and a variety of smaller items. I also have a number of handplanes passed to me as gifts over time. We share the view that we are but guardians of these things anyway - and that applies particularly to the fine vintage tools.
My latest is a Moseley mitre plane (a 'badger') - a wooden plane made in Pimlico around 1850. I am also 'looking after' a Philly blackwood coffin smoother which is technically the property of Jim (just guardians you know).
Jim is en excellent restorer of old tools having a large collection of fine handplanes, chisels, the odd spokeshave and many old marking tools.
When not fettling or making tools, Jim goes 'star-gazing'. He has an actual observatory in his back garden, compete with custom-built warm room for all the computers (image capture being his thing).
The observatory is quite a big thing. I know this because deep in the winter on 2013 I helped Jim move it from far-east Kent back home (on the biggest truck we could find to hire anywhere vaguely local). He also has a 180kg lathe... now how would I know that?