films – Robin Wood http://www.robin-wood.co.uk Beautifully handcrafted woodware Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:36:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The story of a spoon http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2016/04/12/the-story-of-a-spoon/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2016/04/12/the-story-of-a-spoon/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:51:26 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=20264

The story of a spoon. Some folk think it’s a lot of effort to make a spoon, it’s nothing compared to this. Or you could learn to carve gorgeous functional sculptures that are a joy to use or give to friends. Lets take a tiny step toward a world of zero carbon spoons. This one […]

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Gransfors bruks carving axe, wildlife hatchet and Robin Wood carving axe compared http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/gransfors-bruks-carving-axe-wildlife-hatchet-robin-wood-carving-axe-compared/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/gransfors-bruks-carving-axe-wildlife-hatchet-robin-wood-carving-axe-compared/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:21:48 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=17176

If you are choosing an axe online it can be difficult to compare. I have many axes and wanted to share a comparison of the most popular carving axes alongside my own new design. Here are the Gransfors Bruks carving axe, the wildlife hatchet and my Robin Wood carving axe. And as a bonus I […]

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How to use a hook knife to carve the bowl of a spoon http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/use-hook-knife-carve-bowl-spoon/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/use-hook-knife-carve-bowl-spoon/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:35:33 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=17174

I make hook knives for spooncarving and teach how to use them on courses so thought it might be useful for folk to have a video of how I use a hook knife to carve the bowl of a spoon. I have broken the various grips I use into three basic grips which form a […]

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How to sharpen a hook knife for spooncarving http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/sharpen-hook-knife-spooncarving/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/sharpen-hook-knife-spooncarving/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:28:10 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=17171

I often get asked how to sharpen a hook knife for spooncarving so have had a video made. It uses cheap simple tools including something that may surprise you for the inside of the hook. Hope you find it useful.

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How to sharpen an axe http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/sharpen-axe/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/02/09/sharpen-axe/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:43:02 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=17166

I have just made some new videos for youtube starting with how to sharpen an axe, hope you find it useful, thanks to Sophie Standford for the filming and editing.

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What is better than perfect? http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/01/16/better-perfect/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/01/16/better-perfect/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:08:30 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=17060 This is just a great 91 seconds on the philosophy of creativity, listen to this guy and feel better about the work you do.   He seems like an inspiring guy check out more of his work here

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Film about one of Britain’s greatest living potters http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/09/21/film-one-britains-greatest-living-potters/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/09/21/film-one-britains-greatest-living-potters/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:41:09 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=16356 Here is a new film about Clive Bowen one of Britain’s greatest living potters, enjoy.

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Astonishing film about making http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/09/10/astonishing-film-making/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/09/10/astonishing-film-making/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:05:51 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=16313 This film is an absolute gem. On the surface it is quite simply about the making of ballet shoes but it goes so much deeper. The deep and passionate relationship through an object that links a hard working maker to the ethereal world of the ballet.

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skilled work http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/04/17/skilled-work/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/04/17/skilled-work/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:39:14 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=15427

I just came across this short film on the internet and wanted to share it. I love seeing work done well, can you imagine what a mess it would be possible to make doing this? and how smoothly and effortlessly these two get the job done. This impresses me as much as a premiership footballers skills, […]

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wonderful old axe forging film http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/24/wonderful-old-axe-forging-film/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/24/wonderful-old-axe-forging-film/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:54:07 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14426

I love axes, I love to see them forged and I love the sort of ingenious technology that people came up with in the late nineteenth early twentieth century. It feels to me there was a sweet spot in technology that involved a lot of skill in the maker before full mechanisation removed most of […]

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