Thoughts about Branding

When things are handmade, it is normal for the maker to want to show that he or she made the item. In the past, makers were paid by the amount of items they made (piece work) and they were identified by marks that were unique to each individual (maker’s marks). Nowadays it seems to be primarily a […]

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Fire Sculpture

Here is another finished fire sculpture, hopefully capturing the beauty of a single flame. Handcarved in Beech, you can see some nice spalting on the side grain. Tony

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Timelapse video from Acorn to Oak

This is just WOW! Aren’t trees great 🙂 Tony

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Recently Finished Wood Sculptures

So I’ve been a little quiet on the posting front recently. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been carving … I have, just not every day. I have completed a few things this year, mainly to order so not much to get in the shops. All being well (once we get over this cold snap) […]

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Cheesy 21st Key Carving

It was Ben’s 21st on Sunday so instead of buying a silver plastic key, I decided to carve my own cheesy version :). The spoon is 4 inch long, carved from Silver Birch and a bit rough round the edges as I only decided to do it at the last minute – but he seemed to like […]

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Goddess Spoon

Goddess Spoons Part 2

My Goddess Spoon (Part 2) I’ve been a little slack in updating things recently, so here is part 2 of my new goddess spoon designs. This design has a basic Goddess figure carved in the round with a pyrography spiral over her womb. I have now made two of these spoons and they were carved from […]

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Starting the Cycle Anew

I feel good when I carve. Not only can i forget about life’s woes, but I feel good about making something useful from wood that was only destined for the fire. I believe it allows for something of the tree to live on. What really gives me satisfaction though is starting the cycle anew. Today […]

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Woodcraft Demonstrations, Future Opportunities

Woodcraft Demonstrations. Had a meeting with www.brockholes.org today about us potentially doing workshops and demonstrations there next year and stocking some of our gear in the shop. Very positive vibes and excited about the future possibilities. Thanks to Duncan & Danielle for their time. Watch this space, Tony 🙂

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Goddess Spoon

Goddess Spoons Part 1

My Goddess Spoon (Part 1) I recently had a go at carving a couple of new spoon designs, both incorporating Goddess symbols. The first design has the Goddess’ triple moon symbol carved into the handle and a pyrography spiral. I carved the spoon from Beech which had been taken from a recently pruned tree at work. Here is a […]

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Out on the Bungee Lathe

Today I decided to take advantage of the weather and holiday to spend some time out on the bungee lathe. I have been having a few problems with the bungee snapping owing to design flaws in my original design. While the hose pipe through the uprights seemed to be a good idea, the bungee unfortunately “saws” […]

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