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Shaker or Gothic?

With a few days spare between projects I have been looking ahead to the summer where I shall be exhibiting at some Rural Shows in the East of England. I earn my living as a wheelwright, a maker of wooden wheels, and … Continue reading

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I always wanted to be a doctor!

  20 years ago I started buying wrecked chairs at country auctions, and attempting to do them up, fully intending to then to put them back into auction, and undoubtedly make a fortune,  but they became family favourites. We still have … Continue reading

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Why Bother Making it?

Now  I don’t claim to be a blacksmith, my primary skill is as a wheelwright, so I have a Blacksmith’s forge to support that, enabling me to make all manner of little parts and pieces. For example today I needed to … Continue reading

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A Leather Lampshade

For this weeks video I demonstrate how to make a Leather Lampshade to fit my wooden Desk lamp. Over the years I have made a number of Leather Lampshades, in a variety of styles and colours, so I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Now For Something Completely Different

Today is the start of a new project for me and I need your help. As part of my normal working life I have been employing and interacting  with young people for many years and have slowly come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Grow your own Baskets

After many hours of discussion and pouring through catalogues to select the right species of tree we have now finally finished planting what is going to become the woods at the bottom of the garden. As someone who works with … Continue reading

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The Final Bite

Finally the last part of the Ultimate Bacon sandwich Trilogy has been posted. If you have not been keeping up with this, its where I make most of the ingredients which are then brought together to create what is the … Continue reading

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