I have been very bad at writing here - probably not totally surprising as I have been incredibly busy in Sudan since I came back ten months ago. But nevertheless, I am determined to get into my workshop for some days when I am back in July. I have a great deal of wood stored away - some of it I should have liked to have turned wet, but was not there when it was kindly brought round to the house. So now it will be dustier and more of a challenge to turn.I have a piece of old vine ...Continue Reading
Actually, quite a significant amount! For years now I have worked in the humanitarian field as anyone who has read these pages will know. Now, I have the chance to meld the work that I have been doing with my true passion - the environment. Probably never a more important time to be doing this either. Shortly I will posting notes about some of the really interesting efforts that various agencies are making to address the terrible effects of environmental degradation in Sudan. Sorry, no pictures at the moment!I shall be back to my workshop on a fairly regular basis ...Continue Reading
Apple turned green with a rosewood foot - about 1.5 mm thick. (16 cms wide by 5 cms high) I am not sure where the last three weeks have gone. This is the time of year with long days and good weather and yet I am so behind with collecting timber that I have to bring back to the workshop. I can console myself with the fact that I have been planting - everything from a couple of trees to a hedge and tending an ever-growing vegetable garden. I have been in the workshop, but have been making things that somehow ...Continue Reading
Turning a piece of green olive Well, maybe I should have never told anyone how beautiful olive wood is - to turn and to look at! Low and behold I was asked to “prune” some trees in Covas - it seems like butchery when first seen (I will post some photographs of what this pruning looks like). The result was a whole load of olive to turn green and that has been keeping me very busy this past week – some of it I will leave to dry and some I am turning. Interestingly the wood is very pale compared to ...Continue Reading
The exhibition - Within and Without
Wednesday 18 October, 2017
A special delivery this afternoon
Wednesday 16 March, 2016
Sanding Sealer and Friction Polish
Thursday 10 March, 2016
It has been a while – but I am back in the workshop!
Thursday 25 February, 2016
Wooden cutting boards versus plastic - An old argument!
Tuesday 10 April, 2012