March 6, 2016
This design is based on Victorian Welsh dolphin eating spoons.
February 4, 2016
Made a spoon display today, I am preparing for a pitch, to start selling my work in shops around here.
I used a heavy piece of Welsh oak.
The bracket on the back is retractable and made out of Welsh cherry with a bit of bark left on.
Hand carved oak pins for the spoons to hang on to.
There is space for 4 or 5 spoons on each set of pins.
January 31, 2016
Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.
After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with the result.
The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.
I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.
Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.
Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.
I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.
January 15, 2016
This is a cherry spoon there is one more cherry in the photo’s the others are sycamore.
These spoons are authentic to Wales each family member had it’s own personal favourite spoon they where used for eating cawl that is a chunky soup like broth. The bowls are about 79mm wide the handles 220mm long.
October 31, 2015
The spoons are about 130mm long, I just looked at a regular metal tea spoon and followed the outline shape; things change when you carve them out of wood an unspoken rule I am happy to follow, then you end up with these little cuties.
October 30, 2015
The cupboards, wardrobes and bookcases are made from reclaimed floorboards. I leave the outsides of the boards mostly as they are; I just clean and wax them. The insides of the boards are planed and sanded. I use mortice and tenon joints for the glass doors and frames, and dovetail joints for the drawers. I used native hardwoods for a cot, toilet seat, under sink cupboard, plate rack, door handles- knobs-pulls, kitchen doors, kitchen worktops…