Entries by john

Leaf by Glynnis Cruice

Ivy leaf in bass wood 10 x 9.5  inches, painted and finished with beeswax. I finished the carving and intended leaving it unpainted, but I had not realised that the undulations of leaf caused the danish oil to soak into the dips and it turned out patchy with almost black patches.  It looked like a […]

Member’s work during Lockdown

Stuart Hood kindly sent in pictures of two carvings he has done during the lockdown. He had been toying with the idea for a sign to go on my workshop door and came up with this.  There was a knot hole in the piece of wood, it’s yew by the way, so after wondering whether […]

Zoom Meeting. 4/5/20

Some members managed to work their way through the technology and join in a Zoom meeting on Monday 4th May. Some did better than others. I am the one who just could not get my Apple Mac to recognise the camera. What I need is one of those know it all grandchildren.

Woodcarvings in Towneley Park. Burnley

Richard Colbran, one of our members sent some pictures of woodcarvings that have just arrived in Towneley Park, Burnley. He wrote via email “ Here are pictures of new carvings in Towneley Park, done by a chap called Richard Goodwin.  I haven’t seen them yet but the pictures look pretty good, and  we shall see how […]

Sat 22 Feb. First Aid Course

We now have 9 members who attended a First Aid Course by our resident member Pete Davies, who is a First Aid-PDA Instructor. The titles covered were CPR, Recovery and Top ? To ? Toe survey on breathing and circulation, with hands on experiences with manikins and breathing techniques. Tailored to our needs were hazardous […]

21st Sept 19 Bob Burton – Journey to being a carver

Bob is a new member and told us about his first adventures in carving. ? ? One day, he had amazing luck, and found an advert in a carving magazine for a Furniture Making school that was only yards away from his front door. ? ? There he could make what he wanted with the […]

Thursday 18th July. Murray Taylor on Chip Carving

Murray Taylor covered 3 topics, Chip Carving,?Sharpening Knives, ?and Lettering with a Knife. ? There are no British books on chip carving but Murray hopes to remedy this in the near future, building on his articles in the Woodcarving magazine Murray was aware that many?of our members consider chip carving to be boring, and set […]

17th June 19 New Members Carving Journeys

Four of our newish members were very brave and told us how they came to join the club and how they were progressing with their carving experience. ? They were all quite different from each other. ? Nico Pantelides gives new members and introduction to carving, explaining the use and sharpening of tools, and setting […]

18th May David Kershaw Model Maker

David Kershaw has always loved makings and?uses wood, brass, plastic and electronics in?his work. ? There seems to be various levels of accomplishment in the model making world. ? ?From?Bought plastic kits ready to be painted, through models made from Scratch ( all the parts made by hand), to Museum standard models that are too […]