Sunday, 28 September 2014

Elm And Insulation..

A little Elm table top with some ash legs.. Was started this weekend the legs have nice little curve to them which will throw them out a bit... Also notice the shiny walls in the picture, as I have insulated for the cooler weather arriving...

And what about this nice big slab of Elm, this will be a garden bench in time for next summer....;b

Monday, 22 September 2014

Well Chuffed

  An Alex Mathieson dovetail saw , my latest booty, well chuffed with this and a little spokeshave...;)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Wedged In Tight

A couple of posts back I showed you folks two axe heads..
I tried to find decent handles for these but it was a struggle.
So I thought I would give it a go myself, and make them. I got a hold of some Ash, and here's how it all worked out..
A lot of work with the drawknife to get the rough shape...
 Spoke shaves smoothed them down to fit my hands...
wedged in tight... ;b

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Protected by a stone

I find myself up here a lot lately its a good place to gather your thoughts.. This is where I noticed a stone that looked out of place! Built into a drystone wall.. This stone at Witchcraig, has a cross carved into it on the east facing side, and on the west facing side the cross is relief carved ..
 I made some enquiries with a man, that I knew would have the answers .. And I was told that, this is a refuge stone, one of four set at one mile boundaries from Torphican precepatory, these stones marked with the cross of Lorraine. Gave people refuge while on the run from the law, or other pursuers. Where they would be safe within the boundary of the stones...
East face of the refuge stone...
West face of the refuge stone...

And here are a few views from around the stone, up among the heather..

You can maybe see why I like it up there... ;b