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Traditional hay rake making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Shaving heads, knocking teeth – we had a great time at Stott Park and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as it sounds. Continue reading

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Making wooden hay rakes video – North West England

Were these men really so relieved to have their hand work replaced by being machine operators? I’m glad to still be hand making hay rakes in the NW. Continue reading

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Cherry colours


I’ve been carving by the river, hanging out with these guys. Continue reading

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At least 8 reasons to own a wooden spoon

People are often surprised when I tell them I make wooden spoons and yet we’ve all got them in the kitchen and they’re our most direct contact with the food we’re cooking. Why make do with the same mass-produced spoon … Continue reading

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Carving eating spoons

A few photos from the last week taken as I’ve been carving my eating spoons. They’ve proven very popular and I’m especially pleased to have got so many orders from other woodworkers and spoon carvers. The cherry wood is carving … Continue reading

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New Cherry Eating Spoons

Cherry eating spoons
I’m so pleased with my latest eating spoons, freshly-carved from Cumbrian cherry. They not only look and work great but they’re a special price, just for my blog readers. Continue reading

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Ladder making workshop

Wooden ladder makingThe Heritage Crafts Association have opened bookings for the ladder making workshop which I will be leading along with Robin Wood after our two-day ‘apprenticeship’ with Stanley Clark. Continue reading

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Making wooden ladders

Wooden builders ladder made by Stanley ClarkThis month I was invited by the Heritage Crafts Association to take part in their efforts to preserve the craft of making wooden ladders. I travelled down to Northampton with fellow greenwood worker and HCA chair Robin Wood to learn to the craft of making ladders from Stanley Clark who made ladders until the trade ceased in the 1960s. Continue reading

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My plate

Handmade craft objects are uniquely individual things, I can spot mine a mile off. Continue reading

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Wooden spoons at Spoonfest 2013

This weekend I’ll be at Spoonfest 2014 so here’s some of the work which was on display last year, hope to see you there.       Robert Nicholson; Fritiof Runhall; Nigel Leach Simon Hill; Alastair Dargue Jarrod Stone-Dahl; Steve Tomlin; Sean … Continue reading

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