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  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
  1. Gary Elson

    Christmas Carving Capers

    Thanks for the comments They’re all carved from Lime painted with acrylics and finished with linseed oil with some burnt umber oil paint as an antique finish The Santa’s are similar to those we carved at the bushmoot (for those that were there!) Happy new year Gary
  2. Gary Elson

    Christmas Carving Capers

    Hey Long time no posts Just a few bits I’ve carved for friends and family for Christmas Hope you all have a fine festive season and a great bushy new year Gary
  3. Gary Elson

    Recent carving

    Great work I love joints that are pinned with tenons without metal fixings Gary
  4. Gary Elson

    Turning into a bodger!

    Hi Bit of an amalgamation but it does allow me to disassemble quickly etc etc
  5. Gary Elson

    Turning into a bodger!

    My wife would say the bloke driving it is eccentric enough
  6. Gary Elson

    Turning into a bodger!

    Hi folks Well the pole lathe is finished (took a bit longer than I had expected) something called the “bushmoot” got in the way And I’ve turned my first item....... ..... it’s a garden dibber from sycamore graduated in inches or units of 25.4mm if you prefer any way my wife loves it . I...
  7. Gary Elson

    Coffee beans bag clip whittle !

    Hi Janne I used really green wood a piece of branch wood about the right diameter The important bit is the hole which needs to be about half the diameter of the branch this spreads the stresses at the end of the cut stopping it splitting further with the grain running straight along the piece...
  8. Gary Elson

    Coffee beans bag clip whittle !

    Hmmmm Lavazza with you on that ! Thank you
  9. Gary Elson

    Coffee beans bag clip whittle !

    And what is a pity about the coffee prey tell
  10. Gary Elson

    Coffee beans bag clip whittle !

    Hi guys Quick whittle straight out of Barn the Spoons new book “Woodcraft” simple little clip / peg from a piece of Acer about 25mm dia and 100 mm long just right for a bag of coffee beans and probably better than a bit of plastic Whaddya think ? Gary
  11. Gary Elson

    Thanks!

    Absolutely no problem Gary
  12. Gary Elson

    Two days back from the moot and wanting to go back already!

    Hey Paul No need for thanks it’s all about the community and what we bring to the party Gaz
  13. Gary Elson

    Thanks!

    Hey guys Thanks to everyone who made this newbie welcome ‘‘twas a lovely weekend Little fella is the lil John Fenna I carved while I delivered the carving little folk sessions Which I think went ok Cheers Gary
  14. Gary Elson

    Bring your catapults!

    Help My dad took my catty off me when I was 14 (I’m now 54) and as my dad has passed on I can’t ask him for it back (mores the pity) So Can I have ago with someone else’s A Or make a new one Please Gary
  15. Gary Elson

    Green Timber a plea

    Sounds like a great idea !
  16. Gary Elson

    Green Timber a plea

    Hi Yep it is a springer or sadly was ! We lost her just over 2 1/2 years ago she was the third springer we’ve had and a fantastic dog so good we couldn’t bring ourselves to have another spaniel so we are now the very proud owners of a Hungarian Vizsla Thanks for asking Gaz
  17. Gary Elson

    Green Timber a plea

    Hi Broch Thanks for the tips Built me a shave horse about 2 years ago and have plethora of draw knives and spokeshaves etc all well used Also have a powered lathe and have been turning stuff on and off for years I’m looking forward to the learning experience of the pole lathe Gaz
  18. Gary Elson

    Green Timber a plea

    Thanks Toddy Photo’s to follow
  19. Gary Elson

    Green Timber a plea

    Hi everyone So Imagine the scene, I have made a new dining table , Now need to make some chairs Therefore the plan for the summer is to build a pole lathe (already underway pictures to follow) However, I need some greenwood ( hopefully without incurring any expense !!!!) I’m in Warwickshire...
  20. Gary Elson

    Access to the estuary

    Great looking forward to meeting up and putting faces to names etc G