Author Archive | Robin Wood

The clogmaker’s apprentice

Jeremy Atkinson is the last clogmaker in England making all his clog soles in the traditional way with three traditional clog knives, the blocker, hollower and gripper. The razor sharp knives have a handle nearly three feet long which generates huge leverage and control allowing him to carve the fresh wood into clog soles. Here […]

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Bronze Age boatbuild on Time Team

Back in 2012 I was involved in a great project working for three months with bronze tools to create a half scale replica of the Dover boat. It was all filmed by Time Team and now 2 years later the program is finally ready to air. It goes out this Sunday 8pm on Chanel 4. […]

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this makes me happy

I was sent this gorgeous turned wooden artefact by a friend who deals in Chinese antiques. For much of it’s life it was a lunch box. It tells me much about the Chinese that a vessel of such small capacity serves for lunch. They are apparently filled with a ball of rice and taken out […]

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new work

Some exciting new bowls including replica Neolithic woodwork for Stone Henge Visitor Centre. Been too busy making and getting ready for SPOONFEST to update the blog but here are a few pics of new work. Three quaichs just finished, silver rims and sycamore bowls, perfect for the discerning whisky drinker.The first one went off in […]

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Five ways to wellbeing

I think a lot about what makes a good life, what makes people happy and fulfilled. Tom Bartlett just brought this great summary to my attention. Contrary to what the media and advertisers would have us believe happiness is definitely not related to the amount of money or stuff we have. As a wise man […]

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