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Sunday, 27 September 2020

Visiting Les in north Wales

 A couple of Weeks ago Susan and I spent a Week touring North Wales and while we were there we called in to see les Symonds  in Bala.

Before I left Les gave me a lovely Sycamore Burr and an end grain Cankered Ash log.

I turned the Burr into a beautiful Bowl 10" x 5" and the ash log into a nice Pot 6" x 5" 








Thursday, 2 July 2020

Unusual commission

Had an unusual commission to do today mount two Elephant tusks on a Base.Whatever your view on elephant tusks it does not apply to these as they are very old.They are quite beautifully carved and approx two feet tall. The Base is scorched and ebonised Ash.The Tusks are reassessed into the base about an inch this was done with a router.



Friday, 19 June 2020

Roughened out some very nice local Elm

Finished roughing out my Elm the largest approx 18" x 6" a total of 62 i have put them in the Greenhouse for a day or two then they will be stored away.


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Bowls for on line sales

Just finished a Batch of wide rimmed bowls that will after final Photographs will go on my on line sales page that my Webmaster Reg is working on.
This will be something new for me Each piece will be Photographed 3 times numbered and listed.



Saturday, 23 May 2020

Somerset Elm Bowls

Turned a couple of bowls from the Elm that I was given recently.I am surprised how wet this Elm is because the trees had been dead standing for a number of years.It will be interesting to see how they dry they have a generous coating of Danish oil
bowls 15" x 4"



Monday, 18 May 2020

Somerset Elm

It is very rare to get any local elm of a decent size but I have been lucky a Mate has given me two large trees.I only make Bowls so only interested in the trunk.
The Chainsaw has a 28" Bar so that will give you an idea of the size

These are bigger than they look large ones 24" Diameter


 Stunning figuring
 This will give you an idea of the size Chainsaw with 28" Bar and ripping Chain




Sunday, 10 May 2020

Started a new Project.Second wooden Bench seat.

A while ago I decided to restore the Bench seat that was in the front of our Bungalow but ended up making a completely new one.We thought it was too nice to put out the front so it now lives in our back garden.This leaves us without one in the front so I am going to make another one and cut up the wood today
Hopefully this time it should be easier as I learned a lot from the first one.This one will be slightly different but not much.