Author Archive | Robin Wood

Swedish woodworking

This week I had a visit from Anders Theodorson our Swedish friend who we have stayed with several times when visiting the Swedish National craft school at Saterglantan. He works for the Swedish company Clas Ohlson and was over for the opening of their first store in the UK. It was nice that he was […]

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a typical day?

I tend to do a bit of everything each day and today was pretty typical. This morning was very cold with a hard frost, I answered emails, kept up to date and answered some questions on a couple of woody/bushcrafty forums then packed up a couple of parcels of sets of plates. Then I tried […]

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David Pye

A couple of weeks ago I was scanning wooden bowls for sale on ebay as I do occasionally when I spotted one made by David Pye. I was delighted to buy it. David Pye who died in 1993 has been an inspiration to me for years, he was a turner, carver and for many years, […]

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Back to where I started

Well when I started my blog back in January I was making porringers. In March I oiled them up, here they are. And now they have all been sold so I have to make more. Today I parceled up the last 6 for a customer and also cut up another big lump of beech to […]

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on exhibition in the USA

A couple of weeks ago some of my work went on exhibition in Philadelphia as part of the “Challenge VII” exhibition which aims to show interesting pieces that are pushing the boundaries of the art of woodturning in the world today. The very posh catalogue arrived yesterday and I was delighted not only to be […]

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spooncarving course dates 2009

We have finally got round today to sorting out the diary and booking dates for our carving courses next year. We hold them in the village hall in Edale, some folk run carving courses outside but that is realy very weather dependent. With spoon carving we are not doing so much strenuous activity that we […]

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wooden plates

I have been back in the workshop this week turning wooden plates, when the wood is in perfect condition and the tools sharp it really is a joy. Particularly so since I know people enjoy eating off the plates so much. Whilst my bowls vary quite a lot with plates I only make one design […]

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Advanced spooncarving course

We just had a busy weekends spooncarving. This was the first time we have run an “advanced” spooncarving course. Lots of folk have told us after our beginners courses that they would like to come back and do more, so this was a sort of trial run. We wanted to keep it small so just […]

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