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Bespoke Exterior Church Sign

January 8, 2017

I finished this Bespoke Exterior Church sign just before Christmas. All the construction elements of the sign are hand crafted and all decorative embellishment of the sign done purely by hand. This is now in situ at the Church and the Vicar was very happy with the finished sign. For more pictures visit my Ecclesiastical page on my website. 

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Reproduction Chair Backs

October 22, 2016

Just thought I’d share the finished product of one of my latest commissions. These reproduction Chair Backs are hand carved in Mahogany and will complement the other Chairs in the set.

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Happy Christmas and New Year

December 22, 2015

Happy Christmas and New Year to all of my clients. I’m now putting down my bench tools for the festive season and will be picking up the tools again early in the New Year.

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Low Relief Carving to commemorate those fallen in World War I

August 23, 2015

Can’t believe it was January the last time I blogged – clearly I’m not very good at keeping the blog updated but I have a few photos of some of the work that I have been doing over the last few months which I have added to the website. I finished this commission in May for a Church in Wales commemorating those fallen in World War I. The carved lettering on the solid Oak panels for this commission was unusual in that it was carved in low relief rather than the usual style of incised lettering. More photos can be viewed by visiting the Lettering page of my website.

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Hand Carved Claw Feet

January 31, 2015

Just finished these hand carved Claw Feet in Lime that will complete a piece of furniture for a private client. They were copied from an original that is in the photograph – can you tell which one was the original?

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Busy times for Wood carver and Gilder

December 7, 2014

Haven’t blogged for some time as the last few months I have been very busy with lots of commissions ranging from carved mouldings, furniture carving, restoration and conservation work and incised lettering. Here’s a photo of some incised lettering that I have recently completed for a Yacht company. More photos are available in my website of new work that I have just finished. Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all of my clients and followers.

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Oak Church Font Cover

October 11, 2014

This piece is finally complete with Brass Cross and is a complementary addition to the Church.

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Church Font Cover

August 23, 2014

Just completed the Hand Made Solid Oak Church Font Cover. The PCC required the tone of the Oak to be a dark hue to match the existing Church furniture. This was completed by a method called fuming which is achieved by the fumes given off by an ammonia solution that then react with the tannins in the Oak. This process gives a far better result for staining such wood as Oak with a lovely even finish. I am still waiting to fit the Solid Brass Cross that will embellish the top of the Font Cover as soon as I receive it and install it I will upload further images so keep checking for updates.  

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Wood carving Incised Lettering

August 20, 2014

Stuck for ideas for a wedding gift – why not have something hand carved and unique for the happy couple that will last them a lifetime. This Solid Mahogany plaque has been incised carved and the incised lettering oil gilded with Palladium Leaf and the mahogany surface was finished with a hard wax oil – stunning!  

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Bespoke Oak Church Font Cover

July 27, 2014

The font cover is progressing well. It has been a challenge as the stone font itself is an irregular octagon and the cover I have had to make to suit the irregular shape. This has caused several challenges especially with the centre column as this has to be a regular octagon and all of the eight legs attached to this column will have to be adjusted so that they sit exactly within the centre of the octagon segment. Some of the legs have had to be made slightly longer than others to disguise the irregularity of the octagon shape. Here’s a picture of the cover assembled dry (i.e. not glued up). The legs still need to be diminished in four dimensions and the centre column still has to have the top turned . Keep checking for updates on the completed piece.  

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