Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about supply and demand.  Not of the spoons and stock (though that is definitely something that merits a lot of thought), but of the raw material – the greenwood. I live in a town.  I don’t have a garden.  The backyard...
Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Greenwood Certificate Course, and beyond At the end of the Greenwood Certificate course, Maurice (www.woodsmithexperience.co.uk) wanted to know what each of us planned to do next.  My thoughts were basically just more of the same:  Carving spoons, trying different...
Day 23:  Almost there

Day 23: Almost there

I finished off two projects today, so I came away with a bowl bench and fittings, as well as my cleft ash gate. Having made the legs last week, and marked out the top, today I drilled the holes for the legs.  Angle these in towards each other at 45 degrees, and then...
Day 21:  Unfinished business

Day 21: Unfinished business

Unfinished business By the start of day 21, I have a lot of unfinished business – a total of four projects still to complete: I have a handle for a maul; it needs finish turning and fitting into a head. My chopping clock has three legs; they need shaving to...