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interview with Roy Underhill

Roy Underhill should need no introduction, I remember first seeing his books on traditional woodcrafts many years ago and wishing his TV series was available in the UK. Well the good news is that the early episodes are now available either online or as DVD. A good time then for an interview with Roy to […]

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Jim the pot

These pots are made by a friend “Jim The Pot“. He throws more pots than any other potter I know and that repetition leads to great skill and a lovely feeling of freedom and life in the work. He is not known amongst the pottery world or craft world though because he doesn’t do craft […]

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Morgan car factory visit

I just found these photos from a great tour of the Morgan car factory last year, hope you enjoy them as much as I did the tour. Looking down on the back wheel of the new 3 wheeler. and from the front, can’t beat a big V twin engine.  I quite liked the WW11 fighter […]

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Nice Finnish blacksmith film

Here is a really nice film of Finnish blacksmith Jesse Sipola, he has developed a system of using hand held air hammers for fine forging work, particularly faces, it’s a nicely shot and edited film too. Worth double clicking to get full screen. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/32786485 w=400&h=225]Jesse Sipola, Seppä | Blacksmith (2011) from Eero Y on […]

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gorgeous birch bark craftsmanship

Can you imagine what it must feel like peeling the bark from a tree and making it into these.  These gorgeous containers are the work of Jarrod Stone Dahl, they are a traditional basket design made by native Americans around the great lakes. I have admired Jarrod’s work for a while everything he makes from […]

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