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Carving on a bowl–First thing the bowl

I have started a new project in the workshop now that a few days have been warmer. I have turned a Mahogany bowl in the shape of an old spaceship. 465 more words

Wood Carving

Red Maple Wand #2

Hand carved red maple (soft maple), sanded to 320 grit, given a hand rubbed oil finish, and then wrapped with hemp cord.


What Goes Into The Wands

So for the next couple of wands I want to document the process as it’s not quite as simple as just sanding a twig smooth. 331 more words


A Box made of Vegetable Ivory

Vegetable ivory or tagua nut is a product made from the very hard white endosperm of the seeds of certain palm trees. Vegetable ivory is named for its resemblance to elephant ivory.

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Thoughts On Goldsmithing

DIY crowd fund to get a table at TORM

It seemed it might not be easy to crowd fund for only £90 and I was right. The minimum it was possible to CF is £500, so i thought why not cut out the middle man and do a DIY fund on FB. 350 more words