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Slab on the slab
A break from bowls today. Carved and painted sign on oak slab. Part of one of the boards from the Huxham's cross tree, destined for somewhere along the Dartmouth road.

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On the slab
So, we have an open workshop this two weeks, just outside Totnes, everyday 10-5 until the 25th. There's a display area and woodworking demonstrations almost constantly. Come and have a chat about what's going on. On the slab today.

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South Brent Woodfair
A great day at South Brent Woodfair yesterday. Despite the weather, lots of interested friendly folk. A tiny outdoor space, but packed with talent. I was so busy demonstrating and talking to people, I didn't get the chance to look inside.   Hewing, adzing a...

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Stock Gaylard Oak Fair
Last weekend was Stock Gaylard Oak Fair in Dorset. We bought a new gazebo in case it rained, but we were glad of the shade, because it was hot! Sorry for not keeping up the usual constant woodworking demonstrations everybody. I am sure there was enjoyment t...

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Name the tools
Bethany, my 7 year old, came down to the workshop the other day. She has the addiction of making stuff with her hands. I go into the kitchen to make breakfast and there she is, weaving a braid with her lucet or her knitting nancy, moulding plasticine whatev...

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Merry Xmas from Exeter Cathedral
So here are my two entries to the Exeter Cathedral Xmas exhibition, to be held actually in the cathedral 20th November to 15th December this year. I visited the cathedral a short while ago, where I found plenty of inspiration.

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Plenty of raking light for these when they are displayed in Exeter cathedral in December.

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It's got to be big
I honestly keep trying to make smaller things, but they just keep growing. Trees eh! In the pan for boiling, and after boiling. I'll leave this for several months now, before coming back to finish the surface. Time to rive down the oak tree that I brought b...

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Riving, riving, riving. Keep those wedges riving.....
Don't try this at home. After loading the 6ft quarters (fifths) I am left with a 3ft length, that's not going in, no matter how creative I get with levers and tipping points etc. Nothing for it but to lighten the load a little. All, while 'Storm Doris' rage...
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