Author Archives: Steve Tomlin

About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.

Ash splint backpack video

If you enjoyed ‘My father’s tools’, settle down for another wonderful film about weaving ash splint baskets. Continue reading

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When scythes go bad

The scythe season is rapidly approaching and I hope I’ll see you on one of my Learn to Scythe courses where you’ll learn to set up, sharpen and mow for the maximum effectiveness and enjoyment. One of the trickiest things … Continue reading

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Ash splint basket making film – My father’s tools


A beautiful short film about ash splint basket making. Continue reading

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Ash splint basket course in Cornwall

Ash splint basket making UK
Learn to weave ash splint baskets in Cornwall 17th -18th March 2018 Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop Manchester

Spoon carving course Manchester 2018
Learn spoon carving in Manchester! Continue reading

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Ancient cereals corn dolly

An ancient craft bringing some of my favourite people together to achieve a lifetime’s ambition. Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas turtle dove decorations

Gorgeous wooden bird decorations handmade by Steve Tomlin Crafts

Beautiful, unique decorations for your tree or the perfect handmade gift. Continue reading

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New hay rake tine cutter

I’ve been making wooden hay rakes for several years now. To make the rake teeth, called ‘tines’, a cleft ash billet is knocked through a sharpened steel tube called a tine cutter. As the wood is split from a larger … Continue reading

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Spill plane


A novel and unusual little plane. Continue reading

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Scything a wildflower meadow for beekeeping


Scything a riot of colours in wildflower meadow especially for bees. Continue reading

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