Using a drawknife askew on this elm creates long springy thick shavings. I’m making the legs for a carved oak bench, similar to a previous version I made earlier in the year.
Shown with Ashley Iles London pattern gouge and a finer (and smaller) drawknife than above, forged by James Howarth. Two lovely tools, very old and very new.
Spatulas on the workbench today. Handmade from cherry, sycamore and holly.
This new commission has replaced the damaged seat of a salvaged library stool with a beautiful piece of west Wales ash wood to create a multi purpose piece of furniture for a personal library.
The customer wanted the piece to be able to be used as a small table, a stool or an occasional step to reach the higher shelves. This simple solution really highlights the beauty of the wood grain and will slowly gather the rich patina of use in its new home.
Planing and scraping the base of a box.