Author Archive | Robin Wood

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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a green oak bridge

Its been a hectic few weeks with courses at weekends and lots of work during the week and not much time for posting photos. Anyway this is the bridge I started back in May and now finally finished. I seem to have mislaid the other photos I took on the last day but will post […]

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a spooncarving course

Nicola has just finished a video of the spooncarving course we did at Chopwell woods, it’s up on youtube here, you can see we had fun. And for those that enjoy bushcrafty type things I recently discovered a chap on youtube from Sweden who has some lovely down to earth videos. His name is Fredrik […]

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