Tag Archives: Woodcraft

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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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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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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Finished Name Plaque

Here is the finished Name Plaque I was recently asked to make for a rabbit hutch. I took a slice of Scots Pine and relief-carved the names, keeping the top and bottom Bark on to form a border.  It has 2 x D-ring picture hangers on the back. I’ll have to do a lot more […]

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Platform Open Gallery

The exhibition has now finished at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe. Thanks very much if you managed to get along and see the wonderful items on display. Many thanks also to the Gallery for putting on the exhibition, and also to the person who bought my Oak Leaf Dish – I hope you get many […]

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Twig Ninjas

I have been busy getting things ready for next week’s show at Bishop Wilton, but managed to snap some Twig Ninjas before they disappeared (the one on the right isn’t for sale :)). These are simple carvings made from a Paper Bark Birch tree that had been pruned in a colleague’s garden. Cute, and made […]

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