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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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New Ashgate Exhibition

Syann and I spent last Thursday setting up our exhibition. Finished late. Had a good opening on Friday. Thanks for coming/ sorry you missed it. I should show Syanns work in the cabinets, but one can only see the jewellary in macro!Image

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Exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery

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.

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Carving Ash

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Captains Chairs in Ash

Captains Chairs in Ash

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.

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November 28, 2011 · 2:20 pm

Scraping Seat

Scraping Seat

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.

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November 25, 2011 · 5:33 pm

My daughter Zan has set me up with this blog site.

I live a simple life. I hit blunt things on sharp things to try and make wood prettier. When I am successful I sell them, unsuccessful they keep us warm. Computers are one of the necessary evils of the 21st century, so here goes. I will probably gain direction and style.

Workwise. I am exhibiting at Manchester Craft and Design Centre 15th August to 31st October. Kelda may put one of my pieces into the Wesley Barrel shop window. Thank You Kelda. Thank you Wesley Barrel. Around the middle of September the Craft Study Centre will come and choose one of my pieces for their next exhibition. The best of what is on offer for Origin at Somerset House in October, the post summer selling exhibition. Harry and Harry brought me some fresh walnut. It is not what they said it was, but the wood is pretty and has potential. I will have to use it before Origin.

Homewise.

We have a Grandson. Zan is balancing freelance work with raising Isaac. Syann has rushed to Johannesburg to be with her Mother when she died. Cath Fauell was 90 and will not easily be forgotton.

I anticipated no work after Christmas and decided to build a boat. Passions and hobbies do not obey rules and I am nearly finished and will have a launching in early September of my Ness Yawl.walnut

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