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Elvaston woodland festival, traditional crafts

Last weekend I was turning bowls at this wonderful woodland festival and wanted to share images of some of the other great craftspeople working there. This is John Richardson chair-maker, he was rushing a beautiful old ladderback chair. It had nicely turned back legs and off centre turned feet on the front legs.  This is […]

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Viking ship launch

The time came yesterday to launch the Viking ship replica I worked on last November. I would have loved to be there, she looks beautiful on the water. Here is the link back to the blog posts about my time working on the build. and for anyone interested in traditional ship building I thought it […]

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the boat that didn’t float

After our replica bronze ago boat failed to float on it’s maiden dipping we had to tow it round to the waiting crowds and assembled press on a trailer where there were speeches and a bottle of bubbly cracked over her. She was named Ole Crumlin-Pederson after the archaeologist/shipbuilder who gave much advice and inspiration […]

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