I turned the front of my vessel. A lovely plank of rippled ash running to the blonde sapwood on one side. It is about a metre in length by 400. I drew on a pattern of arc and radians. Carved a pattern of vee chevrons over the next few days. Tried to turn the back off, but the wood had twisted and turning had changed from tricky to silly. 0ne metre of wood on the faceplate comes past slowly. Thock, thock,thock. I took it off and planed it to form. Went through the grades of abrasive, filled the screwholes, fussed the face a bit more and a coat or four of oil. A clear evening, so it was down to the industrial estate with a broom and a camera to take some photos. Please visit my new web site on nickbarberton.com.
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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>.</p>
Syann van Niftrik and I have an exhibition at The New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. We deliver next week. The picture is of work in progress. Come and see the exhibition during the month of February.
I have finished both chairs in time to take them down to the local industrial estate at the end of Sunday to photograph. The weather is clear, so the light is good. There will be a frost in the night but the photographer in me doesn’t care. The two men raiding the skips and the builder returning things to his works all compliment me on the chairs. A good feeling. Here is one of the pics.
It is autumn and the sun is shining . I am finishing the second of a pair of chairs. I have sanded to 220 grit and now am scraping the seat to perfect the carving, before going over the whole chair at 400 grit and oiling some time this weekend. I might have finished today but I went off to Pepperbox Hill while the sun is out. I can work through the weekend in the rain.