Wooden Finger Rings

“I want to make a wooden ring for my sister,” were the words of my young ‘Padawan’ Wes, “It’s simple!” he said as he proceeded to explain how we could do it on the lathe. I pointed out that while my turning skills are pretty good when it comes to big stuff like table legs, candle sticks and bowls. Tiny finger rings was a whole different story…

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Wormy Side Table

As a woodworker and avid ‘upcycler’, I am always loathed to see wood go to waste. So, when a friend said they had some wormy maple they couldn’t use I knew I just had to have it. Instantly I knew I wanted to make something with it that would show off the worm holes to create a beautifully organic effect in the piece.

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Wet Wet Wet…

Samuel Taylor Coleridge said it best –
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

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Bent wood salad tongs

Who doesn’t like a nice pair of hand crafted wooden salad tongs? These elegant salad tongs are handmade using a bent wood technique that creates a natural spring.

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Adjustable Lectern

I was recently commissioned to create a podium that could be used by a company’s staff who ranged in height from 5’ to over 6’ so rather than making it a fixed height with an accompanying stool for the shorter staff members, I wanted to make this easily adjustable.

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Fake Wall

In one corner behind the bench there was a wall of fake brick. In photos this gave the illusion of working in an old brick barn rather than a large ‘shed’.
On returning home I set about creating a similar illusion behind my bench.

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