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Using a Scroll-saw by Paul Metcalfe

Paul Metcalfe and his friend Martin from Red Rose Woodturners gave us a very interesting and informative talk on using a scrollsaw.   Examples of Scroll work Patterns are easily available on the web and Paul recommended. scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/ These are free but a donation can be made to Help for Heroes. Their “bible” for all […]

Covid Carving Suggestions

Now that Boris has dropped his Rule of Six bombshell, it is obvious that we will not be able to meet to carve for some time, so I thought that I would share with you some of my “On Holiday” carvings.    We go on walking holidays and often are carrying all our belongings in […]

17th Century New England carving

This was a very different meeting back in March 2016.     It showed us what can be done with the most basic of tools.    I am surprised that one of the 6 tools a craftsman back in the 17th Century, was a V tool, but what do I know.   If you want […]


I saw this carving at the local rubbish tip and quickly grabbed it before it was thrown away. The thought of all that hard work that someone has put into this carving just for another to discard it because it needed a simple repair! 1 The following photos show how I went about the repair […]

Some carvings by Phil Palmer

Here are a selection of work carved by Phil Palmer, our long suffering treasurer and my goto for answers about the club website.    I hope that they will inspire some one to have a go at something new.   If you want your work to displayed on the website, please send me pictures, title […]

Daily Journeys by John Adamson

This is my 4th attempt at this project over the last 20 years or so.    I started it when I was studying for a BA in Sculpture in Preston about 1997.     It was my answer to a one day’s brief of “Do something in plaster”.   Any one who has seen me […]


Carving a small plywood rocking horse made from a design by Judy F. Fergusson. The horse is made from one 4ft by 4ft sheet of 9mm First Grade Finnish/Russian Birch Ply. Pieces were cut out using a powered fretsaw/scrollsaw and then glued together to form the two halves of the horse and then both halves […]

Carvings by Nick Pantelides

Nick has been a stalwart of the club for as long as I can remember.   He is generous with his knowledge, giving talks on a wide range of subjects from bone carving to Scandinavian flat knife carvings.   He is also willing to give members help and advice.   To see more of Nick’s […]