Now as promised some days ago some pictures of some of the pieces for sale at this time.
close ups of Wych Elm burr and Ash burst
These are two of my favourite creations so far.The back and front pieces of the chair and the upright part of the table are from the same piece of Wych Elm.The seat of the chair is an unusual slice of oak.The cross base for the table is also of oak but very old,again saved from a local barn.The table top is a slice of Ash very well seasoned and clearly showing the rings from what would be a fork in the main trunk.The flame like quality of the elm's burr is a joy as are the corresponding lumps and noddules on the outside,this matched with the natural bursts in the oak and ash give two really interesting pieces.They dont have to be sold as a pair but almost beg to be so. Chair £600 Table £350 or £900 the pair.
I call this my oak tripod totem chair for fairly obvious reasons.The legs were reclaimed from an old devon barn along with the seat,The slice for the back was from a local sawmill owner who kindly puts me back some interesting pieces of timber, a lovely man but thats another story.
This was one of my first carved pieces done before I had any carving chisels.The back was all done with a one inch and a half inch flat chisel and a set of hole cutting drill bits.As with most of my pieces this has had coats of linseed applied over a period of time. The price for this piece would be £ 650
A rocking chair Made mostly of Yew,with an oak seat and front panel.I sit in it snugly,It feels like been cuddled as well as rocked.would be looser fit for trimmer adult or child.The only piece I have made to date with very obvious metal fixings,I find the coachbolts work Quite nicely with this piece. the price of this chair would have to be £350
lathe things so far .Holly,Beech,Hawthorn and Apple.
Now I am going to bed as it's been a very tiring (but nice) weekend .