Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Workshop antics

Thanks to Martin for these early morning workshop photos (aka my night in shining amour for saving us from numerous pubs and helping me make my chair when it all got too much for me)

Mama Mia! Linda in her PJs, mamalade for breakfast...

Coronet Cuties!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Something in the woods - Aug 2009

Ro on her new shave horse "Radish".

Steve with his new Shave Horse, Go Papa!

Max with his ash ladder back for his God son Alex.

Martin with his turned ash ladder back.

Jo with her Elm table.

Matt with his John Brown inspired welsh stick chair design in elm and ash.

Linda, oiling her Welsh Stick chair.

Liz with the completed bench for the Fisheye Web Design company.

Some of the group with their creations... more pictures to follow soon

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Clissett Wood Chair Making Course 9-15July

Another good week of chair makers, two return students making more ambitious projects - one being a giant bar stool. A lovely group of blokes camped in the evenings despite the rain needing barbecues and beer. My Fisheye bench lined up with the bones for the fish spine to go across the back of the bench. I also made a small cherry ladder back with wych -elm bark seat, mostly built at home, but you can see me on the far right of the photo lineup.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

8th July - Greenwood Weekend Intro

Weekend intro to Greenwood working. Heather made the top of her bench from oak. Most other course members made a stool, either with turned legs on the pole lathe or freeform shaped legs. Matt, our new volunteer cook makes a third attempt at a stool after 2 mis-haps drilling the acute angles for his freeform stool. Whilst Rachel weaves wych-elm bark seat to her stool tutored by Paul Morton who supplies Wych Elm Bark for seating.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sculptural Seating Course 23 - 28th June 09

Lovely Linda with her garden seat, Mark with his 5 seater family bench, Hazel with her childs chair, and Pauline with her ash seat.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Handmade knife from John

On Sunday, John gave me a knife he'd made for me overnight. My first knife, so this is pretty special. It has a 2.5" blade, a handstitced moulded leather sheath with drainage hole at the bottom and holly handle. It's not stainless steel so I've got to look after it he said. Thankyou John. In return I'm designing his leatherwork and metal stamps including an ash leaf and J, so watch this space.

The Fisheye in progress

Finishing the oak seat for the Fisheye bench (Fisheye design company I do a lot of work with badly need a bench to sit on)...maybe this summer they'll finally get one.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

New handmade knife from John

Sunday, John gave me a knife he made for me overnight, and it's my first knife, so that's pretty special. It's a holly handle, with moulded leather sheath, it's not stainless steel so I've got to look after it he said.