Monday, 17 March 2014

Completed Ash Chair

Completed Ash chair, seat upholstered using hemp webbing, all tenon and leg ends sanded silky smooth, the entire frame was given a couple of good coats of Danish Oil.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Ash Chair

Ash chair - all parts hand crafted from Ash logs.

Legs and stretchers have been made from cleft wood using the draw knife and rounding plane, tenons cut using a tenon cutter.

Just needs a tidy and a clean up then it can be upholstered.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Axe Felling

Felling in a mono culture of Ash with not even as much as a pigeons nest in it,  on the top of the South Downs earlier this week using the traditional axe & saw method, although the tools used, compared to those used in the past, would be considered as little more than toys by the old boys who used to do this type of work up there in days gone by.

The stumps are left high on purpose, as at a later date another crew will visit the site and treat the ash with root killer, but to do this and for the chemical to work, they need a fresh cut.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cleft Ash Hurdle

Cleft Ash hurdle - made today using timber from a small fallen Ash tree that I cut down and made safe yesterday.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Bullroarer

Bullroarer made from some lovely seasoned Boxwood, hard work to carve, but the end result is worth it, makes one heck of a noise when it is spun around too.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Willow Bowl

Willow bowl commission finished this afternoon.

The exterior surfaces of the bowl are sanded to 2500 grit, with the exception of the underneath of the end wings which are fluted for grip, the interior of the bowl retains the tool marks per the customers request, the bowl has received a couple of coats of pure beeswax and will get a couple more tomorrow to finish it off and then it will be off to the customer just in time for Christmas