Author Archive | Robin Wood

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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birch

We have another spooncarving course this weekend so I was out collecting suitable carving wood today, one of my favorites is birch since it carves easily when fresh but becomes quite hard as it dries. This is the rather beautiful little woodland where I collect my birch from.

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bridge opening

Today we had the official opening of my new bridge at the North Lees estate near Hathersage, Narendra Bajaria chair of the Peak National Park snipped the ribbon then we all ate local ice cream provided by the Chair of the Local parish council who makes gorgeous Hope Valley Ice cream using heather honey from […]

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timber framing

This morning I took my German friends to the airport at 5.30am after a most wonderful and inspirational 2 weeks. Michail and Hannes helped me to build a new timber framed wood store, the process was a real eye opener. Timber framing involves hard and skilled manual work, an eye for beauty but also a […]

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