Padley Gorge bridge

 This week is half term so my son Ollie has been helping out on my bridge at Padley Gorge (someone must have had a vivid imagination when they names it) Here we have just fixed the handrails on using copper boat nails.

 
and the lower rails mostly fitted.

I had a day cutting bowl blanks too, thought I would just do a quick snap to show how sometimes I have to stop for passers by. This is the start of the Penine way England’s most famous long distance footpath.

 

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2 Responses to Padley Gorge bridge

  1. Brian October 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Another crackin bridge Robin. With a good aprentice to help!Do you cut out your bowl blanks with the chainsaw? It looks like you do, how do you hold them as they get smaller? :) Brian(:

  2. Robin Wood November 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    I do Brian but I never tell folk how I do it. Why not? Before I was a turner I was a full time forester and tree surgeon and played with chain saw sculpture like these http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/garden-sculpture.htmI advise folk to use the tools they know, a bandsaw may do the job better for me but I never really used them. Axes work well. Most folk would be dangerous trying to cut blanks with a chain saw, it is all about technique. I don't hold it, it just sits on a chopping block as I carve.

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