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I have just finished building my new web site! Please go to nickbarberton.com to take a look at some of my latest work, exhibitions or to commission me.

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Carving a Wooden Bowl

Zan was testing out her new camera (a Panasonic Lumix GH2), and I was working on a rather wonderful piece of ash. Here’s the little film she made:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/40210273″>Nick carving</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user2424365″>Zan Barberton</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Carving Ash

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Carving a doorway

I have been lucky,

I have been asked to carve one of my patterns on a doorway for a house near Lymington. The patrons had seen another door that I had carved and wanted more. This is an overall pattern and will give a texture and excitement to the front of the house. There was some hold up while they found a joiner to make the door and surround and I could complete a chair and then a shelving system. Then it arrived eight foot by ten foot of Framework and a door and two panels. This fitted in my double doors and onto the framework that I had assembled over my combination machine. I rigged up long trammels that arced from more or less where I had them in my drawing and traced arcs across the doorway. Michelle and Mark seemed pleased and were happy to let me chop into their investment. Now six weeks later I have carved the two side panels and am working on the door. I have tennis elbow and have to take frequent breaks when my arm seizes up. It excites me and is looking great. The end is in sight but I don’t want to carve this size area for ar least a year.

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