I am making some traditional steam bent Ash mast hoops for a Lowestoft smack Excelsior. These attach the sail to the mast.
I am making some of these round boxes in Ash £45 with lid £35 without lid.
External dimensions: 19cm diameter 10cm height.
This pair of bedside cabinets are made from just the streaky brown part of the tree.
Wild streaky patterns that grow out from the centre of the tree, and sometimes have little relation to the grain of the wood
Leo Wood Bladesmith Honor Surie Painter Dan Hussey Chair Maker
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The arms of this armchair sweep down which means they don’t get in the way of your elbows if you are knitting a jumper, or doing other work.
A lovely table made from 3 inch Oak. The 35mm top is made of 3 boards joined together with 10 loose tenons. Designed by my dad for their house.
At the 3 leg stage.
This shows the regrowth of coppice Sweet Chestnut in Castan Wood after 1 year.
This shows coppice regrowth after 25 years.
The shape of the front leg follows the grain in the Ash tree. When the leading shoot of the young tree is eaten by a deer a side shoot takes over and creates this pattern. If you split the tree in half 25 years later and season it for a year you get a right leg and a left leg. There are 9 grown bends in this design, and 25 steam bent parts.