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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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shrink pots

What you may ask is a shrink pot? Well it’s an old method of making wooden tubs by hollowing a log out then fitting a base. The ingenious thing is if you hollow the log out whilst it is green, cut a groove for the base to fit and put a loosely fitting dry base […]

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Elvaston woodland festival

Here are a few pictures from Elvaston woodland festival, some of the best craftspeople in the country were there. Owen Jones swill basketmaker probably the craftsperson I most admire, everything about what he does is simply fantastic. website                     John Lord flint knapper I spent a […]

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