January 31, 2018

    The last couple of weeks has been filled with spinning things! Every year The Climbing Works hosts the Beastmaker Indoor Footless Festival (or BIFF as its become known). Every year I try and dream up a challenge for the final - its an opportunity for me to dream up som...

    January 16, 2018

    So Kirk at Exotic Hardwoods over in Staffordshire often points me at interesting bits of wood to turn, and last time I was over to see him he gave me a Briar burr. This is a horrible looking lump of root, dug out of the ground and covered in mud - like a fossilised ele...

    January 8, 2018

    While the weather is cold, I've decided to try stay in the warm and try to make a dent in the large pile of 'interesting' lumps of wood that have been accumulating under my lathe. First lumps I came across was a section of red oak that came from somebodies back garden...

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