Saturday, 5 April 2008

looking up

things good,lathe works well and after trying a few different chisels finally found one that does the job,a one size fits all sort of thing.Used some holly my brother john had given me a year ago from some hedge laying he had done on dartmoor.Knocked out a fairly respectable candle stick which when oiled was almost marbley and gave it to him as my first creation on the lathe and with the wood he gave me. I forgot to photograph it but have made one twice as big that will photograph when sanded and oiled tomorrow.
I have been offered a disc sander by a friend who has 2 and finds this one a bit bulky and heavy duty,sounds great. The sun shone well today as i drove along and found some nice wood for the fire in a hedge overlooking a quarry,the birds sang and danced and I felt happy.

2 comments:

Matt Grimmitt said...

Ey up blogger Paul,

Been meaning to say hello, nice to see you on the blog, good stuff.
Matt

paul said...

Cheers matt
how unusual to see a potter on the blog.Nice pots by the way.
Dougs probably told you about our up and coming gigs maybe see you there
bye for now


applewood lampshade

OLD

Its in the memory of birds this age
The post on which to perch to proclaim mornings glory
the spots of the past where the pickings are richest
the ancestors favourites ,the old places

Its in the roots of the trees this age
As they suck in the leaves as they fall
with some knowledge returning to earth to roots
to nature,to nurture, to be reborn

its in the stones the oldness
the mothers bones exposed less
where moss and lichens creeping hand paints steadily
and the birdsong is distant like fading memories

About Me

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deepest, devon, United Kingdom
I don't know what I am but i know what i like.poetry, art and chipping at or joining together chunks of old wood,whilst listening to some good roots reggae or dub, world/folk music or blues all balanced by some good old punk rock.

solid oak post 3.5 feet high

rescued from collapsed original part of house in the dombseday book

I started with the natural bursts as eyes and soon got two faces

East,West Forwards and Back the green man is everywhere

The darker colours are the oxidisation of the exposed bits of outer timber over the many years

this piece took two months to carve.An allowance i made to myself for the first 2 months of this year.

which way to mordor