Child’s Oak and Sycamore Chair

My little son was 1 year old last week! I made this chair for his birthday, it’s oak with a sycamore seat and based on a lovely rustic oak piece in Carmarthenshire Museum in Abergwili that was made in Alltwalis, not far from our home.

Pair // Pâr

One of my chairs is included in the exhibition Pair//Pâr curated by Oriel Myrddin Gallery and Carmarthenshire Museums Service at Parc Howard in Llanelli.

21 April – 7 July 2018, Wednseday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

The show highlights seats by four makers from Carmarthenshire paired with historical seats from Carmarthenshire Museums and local collections

Parc Howard Museum and Art Gallery, Felinfoel Road, Llanelli SA15 3LJ

 

Long and curlies.

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.

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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.carved oak bench elm legs.JPG

Library Stool Commission

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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.