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Fan bird carving course in Co Durham


A day carving and folding wood to make fan birds. Continue reading

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New spoon carving, big spoon carving

Spoon carving workshop
A spoony group and a special soupy spoon on a recent course. Continue reading

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Ladderback chair heritage

I have received two interesting emails lately which add more detail about the background to the Castle Drogo and Jennie chairs. They tie in beautifully with discussions I’ve been having elsewhere on the web about crediting your craft references and … Continue reading

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Jennie Chair frame complete

I’ve just finished assembling the frame for the Jennie Alexander side chair. I altered the rungs slightly, to give this chair the same seat size as my other dining chairs and put in just 4 rungs with different postitions. I … Continue reading

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Jennie’s legs

Back to post-and-rung ladderback chairs this week, steam bending the back legs for a new design of chair. The ash was lovely to shave down with the drawknife and bent very easily after about an hour in my steamer. Actually, … Continue reading

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Greenwood & Scythe course dates 2012

My course dates are now set for the year. It’s always a juggling exercise to fit everything in, especially as I have again been asked to attend scythe course and events around the UK and Europe. This year I’m aiming … Continue reading

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Bowl carving one-to-one workshop

A great day today teaching Sam Robinson  on a one-to-one workshop at Sprint Mill. Sam is a current apprentice on the Bill Hogarth Apprenticeship scheme, now in his second year. We’d been talking about various crafts a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Birch bark box photos

In response to the request from an earlier post, here are a few more images of the latest two birch bark boxes. The first box measures 72x95mm (68x53mm internal). £25 + £5 p&p This box measures 80x90mm (75x50mm internal). £28 +£5 p&p. … Continue reading

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A well used spoon

Nearly everything I make is designed to be used, whether it’s a chair, spoon, bowl or rake. I especially like it when someone meets me at a show and tells me how they’ve been using something they’ve bought from me. … Continue reading

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Back from the Bodgers Ball 2011

The Bodger’s Ball was a great weekend; plenty of interesting demos, folk to talk to and time for to relax with a beer. A wonderful setting too at Lower Brockhampton in Herefordshire. Too many things to write now so here’s … Continue reading

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