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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Action shots!!

I've been writing a few articles lately and as such have had the camera in the workshop with me allot more.
here are some random action shots i was quite pleased with.

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Monday, 19 December 2011

Ear plugs

A fellow wooodturner and good friend of mine wears ear plugs and asked me if I would make him a few sets- what looked like a very simple project has proved to be an interesting challenge....let me explain- I'm not one of those woodworkers who enjoys lots of measuring and being precise or making things to exact measurements, don’t get me wrong I love making boxes with suction fit lids but I don't measure anything to make them!!
well these plugs have to be exact!!!- they are 14mm thick-50mm in diameter with a 52mm flare

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Oak textured hollow forms

hello folks

here are two forms I did a while ago but forgot to post!! Both are common english oak and have been textured and fumed till there nearly pure black.

5" wide by 4.5" tall

5" wide by 4" tall

Monday, 21 November 2011

Amalgam mutt panache pens

I've decided to stop making pens to sell in outlets- but i will still make the odd one or two which I want to make for special orders etc like these stunning Rhodium panache pens with Amalgam mutt blanks.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Short youtube video (my first ever!!)

Hello everyone
here is a short video of me turning a very wet piece of mulberry.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New fumed oak and ash forms


not the best of pictures as i rely upon natural light and its not stoped drizzling for two days so the lights not great and my pohotography isn't good enough to get around the problem yet!!

fumed oak 6"wide x 7 3/4" tall

detail of above

fumed oak 5.5" wide x 7 3/4"  tall

fumed oak 5 1/4" wide x 4.5" tall

fumed oak 6 1/4" wide x 7 3/4" tall

burr oak 5.5" wide x 7 1/4" tall

close up of shotgun pellet in above form

neck detail of burr oak form

ash form 5.5" wide x 7" tall

ash form 4.5" wide x 7"tall

oak form 5" wide x 3.5" tall

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sandblasted form

Hello folks

here is my first ever go at using a sandblaster to add texture, I really enjoyed trying this technique. This is an oak form which I then fumed with ammonia until it was a very dark brown/black.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Spalted olive Ash forms

Hello folks

Here's three forms which were all made from a large crotch section of wind blown Ash. I don't normally work with allot of Ash but as soon as I seen the figure in this wood I knew I'd like it and make an exception!!

I'm very pleased to say that the group picture shown here has been made "turning of the week" on the AAW websites main page-17.10.2011 Thank you.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

spalted beech forms

Hello folks

here is a batch of work I've completed recently- they are all spalted beech except for one which is the first piece from a new batch of rippled/spalted Ash (more of that to come soon).
They range in size from 3" to 8"- they are all finished with woodoc 10