Sunday, 30 May 2010

Settling in

The new owners of this oak settle seemed pleased with the likeness to their big tom cat carved on the top. I was lucky to get some lovely wide boards full of interesting patternation and grain.
It seemed to settle in well with the oak floor boards and lime plastered walls


Andrew Grundon said...

beautiful work Paul.I can feel the warmth in that oak from the photos.

paul said...

cheers Frank
Iwas pleased with the way it turned out,In fact I might make another soon,Pheraps out of some Yew that I have.

Congresburypotter said...

Hi Paul. I follow Doug's blog, and he suggested looking at yours - and leaving a message for your birthday. I haven't met you, but I have seen your stunning and beautiful work. Fair took my breath away!! So, congratulations and I hope you have a brilliant time celebrating this evening.
Cheers, Karen

PG said...

Such gorgeous work, any chance of an update on your blog? Belated Happy Birthday too!

TropiClay Studio said...

I will be following this blog from now on just to see what new carving you get yourself into. By looking at your beautiful work, it appears you are the same type of woodworker as my grandfather. No nails, no screws, just dovetails, and other assorted joints, with biscuits and dowels to keep them tight. My sister still has some of his furniture that's at least 50 years old - outlasted everything she has ever bought.
Having done a bit of wood carving myself, I enjoy seeing that excellent craftsmanship is still surviving in this age of computerized laser carvings and designs pressure embossed in wood. Keep up the superb work, and
a Belated Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Carving!

Hollis Engley said...

Cookie!!! Happy birthday, from Cape Cod, on the far side of the pond!

Mesnic said...

Great work, looking forward to seeing some new work. Hope you had a great birthday, glad Doug turned me onto your blog.

paul said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and birthday wishes.will catch uop soon

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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

My photo
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.

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