Poor Workshop!

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Well, I’ve done no new work worth shouting about since the Owl that I did for Marlene. The weather has not been grand and it has been really quite cold in the workshop. Well that’s one excuse, but then there … Read More

Happy New Year 2019

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Wishing all who read my blog a very happy and productive New year. Here is a little walk through of an Owl I made for my wife. I started with a stock photo from Adobe photo stock I made a … Read More

Border Collie Intarsia Commission

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Here is another intarsia commission that I did for a Christmas present so couldn’t share until now. Although it is substantially black I made the piece using Tulip wood to give me a ‘blank canvas’ so to speak and then … Read More

Dog Intarsia Commission

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Here is another commissioned piece made for a Christmas present. Below is the pattern that I made based on the photograph provided by the customer. I used wood stains where necessary to match the subject.

Salmon Intarsia

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In the lead up to Christmas I was asked to do a number of private commissions. Here is one of a Salmon that I did. The first job was to make a pattern based on a suitable photo, then it … Read More

Westray Christmas Bazaar

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It was the Westray Craft Association Christmas Bazaar yesterday. We had another good day here with fairly brisk sales. This event is always more casual than the Autumn Fayre though and is almost as much about a community gathering as anything … Read More

Autumn Fair

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Sorry, I forgot to post this earlier. The Autumn Fair last weekend was a good event and seemed much busier than last year. It’s funny how things go, often there are quiet periods with a chance to grab a coffee and a … Read More

I’ve been Prepping Wood

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I think I mentioned a while back that I had been to a sawmill in Perth and picked up some rough stock timber. I’ve finally managed to get round to preparing some of it for use. Here is some prepped wood that started … Read More

Christmas Candle Intarsia

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Not done one of these for a while. Here’s a little Christmas Candle intarsia that I recently made as my scrollsaw was starting to feel a bit unloved. It’s made using Oak, Sapele and Tulip Wood with wood stain for … Read More

Fuel for the Winter

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Well, it’s bee one cracker of a summer but it is definitely disappearing fast here on Westray! The weather has turned very wet and windy, although gratefully not as bad as the storms playing around the rest of the globe. … Read More

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