Thursday 6 November 2014

Mills, spills and angels

I think we may be helping to manage this piece of oak woodland in the near future. So we took the new chainsaw mill to slice up this windblown oak and get a feel of the place.

The tree is only 18-20" but luckily the Granberg mill is easily shrinkable and thanks to Rob at who supplied us with extra bracing, we soon fitted the 3' bar and chain and set to. Unfortunately after a few planks the chain derailed and on investigation, it became obvious the chain tensioner had snapped. Under warranty, no problem! Off to Radmore and Tucker to get it sorted.

While they were sorting it, I went for a wander around the local Exeter streets. Just next door is the "House That Moved".

I did a course on roof framing about four years ago at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex. They have there lots of buildings dating from the 13th C to victorian times which have been dismantled and rebuilt on the site. This though, is a different animal. It was jacked up, onto a cradle and winched round the corner.

Commuting to work is such a drag.

The new 10 prize medals has been de-rusted, sharpened and pressed into work outlining (maybe its a 2 sweep).

Have been experimenting with gold leaf...

and oil spills...

seventeenth-century influence, product of a twenty-first-century world.

Creating new patterns of angels (geese again) and teaching myself how to carve them.


  1. I think Peter may like the geese - you'd better decide what species ...


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