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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Going round the....Loofah

Hello folks

here is a new box I've just completed which is a highly iridescent resin with a section of loofah cast into it to create an unusual effect

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Recycling wood

Hello folks

A few Weeks ago I bought a dozen old lawn green bowling balls, these had been left in the back of a cupboard in the clubhouse for at least 10 years according to the gentleman I bought them from and are no longer in use able condition with allot of players now preferring composite materials.
the balls had certainly seen better days they looked dry and had lots of dings but they were defiantly Lignum vitae which is all that mattered to me!!

 I've finally got around to cutting some of them today and i am very pleased with the results, lovely bright colours with some marbling and still nice and oily so cuts nice and should take a clean thread.

here's a box I made a while ago with my last bowling ball- these blanks will make similar style boxes

Sunday, 19 August 2012

New website shop page

Hello folks

I have decided to set up a small shop area on my website

I will be selling my own Hybrid resin cast blanks in three sizes: pen blanks, bottle stopper/shaving brush blanks and my most popular box blanks.

Salmon gum burr pen blanks

Box blanks

Burr oak bottle stopper/shaving brush handle blank

I will also be selling my own hand made hollowing tools- these are simple tools similar to the Ellsworth/Oland style of tools- ideally suited to hollowing thru small openings and also ideal for the beginner who wants to try hollowing but cant justify the expense yet of a dedicated captive ring tool. These will be added soon.

I will also be stocking a small range of Berea hardwood pen kits which will be added soon also.

Mini pine cone pen with a Chrome Berea Atrax fountain pen pictured with a similar mini pine cone blank

So please visit my shop at