Saturday, 31 May 2014


I headed down to the Helix tonight home of the Kelpies , Wow very impressive me thinks!!! Here's a taster of the Helix and the world famous Kelpies... ;)

 Along with the clever buildings and hard landscaping and the parkland it's really quite something different. If any of you guys are out this way, the Helix and the Kelpies are well worth a look... ;)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Little Spoon

I had busy weekend fencing my sisters garden so the chair took a back seat if you pardon the pun.. However I headed outside for a while after lunch to carve this little spoon, here it is folk's... ;)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Making Use

Hey folks I have been messing around with an idea for a chair, I made a start by chopping out the mortises and then marking and cutting tenon's.. The paramo plane mentioned a few posts back proved very handy for trimming down the tenon cheeks.. I like making use of these old tools that I buy , rather than just letting them collect dust... Anyhoo here's where I got to... ;)

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Evening Sun

I cycled off along the canal this evening.. As it was too nice a night to be absorbed into the sofa. Anyhoo, along the way I saw thick seed pods hanging in the Elm scrub that lines the canal banks..
And in the Sycamore the start of what will be the winged seed pods this autumn, starting out like small bunches of grapes under the new green leaves..
 Bluebells are everywhere too...

And the evening sun making the old Union Canal sparkle... ;)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Latest Creations

Hey, I'm getting back into the workshop a bit more. Here are a few of my latest creations, three stools first the biggest one has a cherry top with ash legs, the medium sized one has a field maple top with ash legs and the smallest has an oak top with hazel legs. They are all wedged with teak wedges which gives a nice dark line in each joint... Also an elm burr-burl slice for a little cheese board this stuff  looks just great, sanded up with a little oil or wax. And a couple of Lyme bowls which I quite enjoyed doing for a bit of a change... :)

Monday, 5 May 2014

Guessing Is Over...

Guessing is over Guy's, well done to Sabine yeaahhh!!!! Give yourself a pat on the back... And Eugen too for agreeing with the cat Idea.. Here it is a cat climbing frame with added scratching rope and a dangley toy thingy...

Sunday, 4 May 2014


I was asked by a friend if I could make this, so with some reclaimed joists I got started with his request, its coming together. But I wonder if any of you guy's can guess what it will be??... ;)