other craftspeople – Robin Wood http://www.robin-wood.co.uk Beautifully handcrafted woodware Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:23:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Phoenix from the ashes Michael May knives http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2016/05/26/phoenix-from-the-ashes-michael-may-knives/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2016/05/26/phoenix-from-the-ashes-michael-may-knives/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 21:50:55 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=20591

Sheffield has always been famous for high quality knives, now there is a new name to look out for and his work is very exciting. Regular blog readers will have been familiar with the work of Trevor Ablett¬†and his death was a sad loss but I have great news.¬† Michael May is a young knife […]

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The clogmaker’s apprentice http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/09/29/clogmakers-apprentice/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/09/29/clogmakers-apprentice/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:56:19 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=16415

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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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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Ladder making http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/08/14/ladder-making/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2014/08/14/ladder-making/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:34:07 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=16119

Five years ago I blogged about ladder making. I had been contacted by Stanley Clarke who left school and became an apprentice ladder maker aged 14 in 1954. At the time I said “I am going to look into various sources to see if there is any way we can find some funding to spend […]

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the amazing woodwork of Anja Sundberg http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/26/anja-sundberg/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/26/anja-sundberg/#comments Sat, 26 Oct 2013 14:45:29 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14487

At Taljfest all the top woodworkers from Scandinavia were gathered and for me there was one that stood out. The woodwork of Anja Sundberg is a complete breath of fresh air. Have a look at the pics and you’ll see great simple ideas but all executed with an eye for detail which just brings everything […]

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wood carving festival at Saterglantan Sweden “Taljfest” 2 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/26/wood-carving-festival-saterglantan-sweden-taljfest-2/ Sat, 26 Oct 2013 13:37:48 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14464

This festival was a packed 3 days and there was so much to see. These pics are just a few of my favourite things. This is Beth Moen bowlcarver, main teacher on the woodworking course at Saterglantan and with Jogge Sundqvist organiser of Taljfest. Her bowls are great. now here we have three grand masters […]

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wood carving festival at Saterglantan Sweden “Taljfest” http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/26/wood-carving-festival-saterglantan-sweden-taljfest/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/26/wood-carving-festival-saterglantan-sweden-taljfest/#comments Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:44:35 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14432

Well where do I start with this one? I just processed and sorted images from Tajfest the carving festival I taught at in August at the national folk craft school in Sweden. The next couple of blog posts will be mostly images of the things i found inspirational. Much of the focus of the event […]

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shrink pots http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/15/shrink-pot/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/15/shrink-pot/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:44:58 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14356

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 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/02/elvaston-woodland-festival/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/02/elvaston-woodland-festival/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:37:43 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14244

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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