Entries by john

21st & 22nd October Annual Club Show

The club’s annual Showcase Exhibition was moved to Hollingsworth lakes, Littleborough to co-incide with their WoodFest weekend.     We had two days instead of our usual one and hoped to get in a different public.     Due to the inclement weather, the visitor numbers were low, which meant we had more time to […]

15th July 2017 John Adamson on Planning a Wood Carving,

John Adamson shared his knowledge from a lifetime of woodcarving. His motto for carving was “Planning time is cheap, time for doing corrections is expensive.” John encouraged us to consider several things before we start to carve. Think carefully about perspective especially if copying from a photograph. The item in the photo may be foreshortened, such […]

20th May 2017 Brad Quarless Bowl carver

Brad’s talk was described as “Bowl carving not turning” although his Google entry says ” Bespoke organic furniture and wood sculpture”, and I see his work as the most exciting “Commercial wood sculptor” we have seen for years.   He uses both hand and power tools to produce  a sculpturally interesting, wide range of products including […]

22nd April Mark Hopkins – Furniture Restoration

Mark gave us as good a talk as he did last time he came.   This is a piece that Mark made from scratch for a show in Exeter, where it won 3rd prize.   Each surface has been covered with veneer.   The main sheet of veneer is soaked, glued to the surface with […]