more spoon racks

So I have been talking with Mathew about spoon racks and thought I would put a few pictures of different types up here. These date from the days when everyone had their own personal wooden spoon which they washed and popped back in the rack. First a joined one, these are quite common in the […]

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beautiful wooden spoons

I was just contacted by a chap in the US who does some spooncarving and chairmaking. He was taken with some pictures of a spoon rack on our website and wanted better pictures to show how it was made. So I thought I would put them here and a link to his site too. His […]

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French Traditional Crafts

France has a wonderful system for supporting traditional crafts. “These craftsmen, second to none, whose talents are often anonymousand unsung, deserve to be better known, declared the Minister ofCulture and Communication,… For although the heritage is recognisedprimarily in the form of historic monuments, she explained, …ourcountry also has a great many highly skilled craftsmen and […]

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playing in the snow

One of the beauties of being self employed is being free to catch rare opportunities when they present themselves. Today school was closed so all the village kids were at home. They spent the morning sledging then they all came to ours for lunch and a film. Afterwards a bunch of us dads got together […]

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a gate a blacksmith and a bench

Yesterday Darren the blacksmith brought my gate back. It took him a lot longer than he expected but I am very pleased with the result. Today I have been working on a bench. This is for a local National Trust property, it started as a an order for a copy of my Charlton on Otmoor […]

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