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Star Wars BB-8

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Having seen the new Star Wars film, the force awakens, I had to have a  go at making a model of BB-8 droid that featured in the film. Here is my attempt at making him.  Obviously with the copyright issues, he is not for sale, just for fun and for me!

I made a sphere and cut it in half and hollowed out one half to make the top and glued an earth magnet inside. The bottom was left solid to give it some weight.  Glued both halves back together and pyro’d the design to cover up some of the join.  The head was made in two parts and again a small magnet was glued inside. The small detail parts were turned out of some African Blackwood.

BB-8 construction

Stock Delivered To Whisby

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Beautiful day to deliver our stock to the Whisby Natural World Centre, Lincoln in preparation for their Christmas Craft Fair that opens on the 7th of November.
If you are unable to get to the centre, don’t fear! Goods can still be ordered from us as normal!
Should you be able to attend the fair, which runs until January, make sure you take the time to stroll around the reserve and pop into the cafe for a cuppa!

Whisby Stock

Hand Carved Gardener and Finial

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Well this was something totally different for me to make.  Not really tried carving before making the birds, so when requested to make a finial with a difference, I jumped at the chance.  This chap is made out of Sapelle along with the Finial, roughed out with the Dremel and finer detail hand carved with a new set of First Cut chisels.  His new owner was very keen to get him up in pride of place on the end of his new workshop gable end.  Another happy customer.

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New Website Goes Live

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After several months of developing a new web site with the help of my Son, Adam, I am pleased to announce it is now live and ready for business. It is still work in progress and as such new products and portfolio items will be added soon. Appreciate any feedback.

Turn and Burn!

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With a little help from my glamorous assistant, we have now introduced some new lines featuring woodturning and pyrography.

Mum's are like Buttons

Mum’s are like Buttons

Tooth Fairy boxes and signs

Tooth Fairy boxes and signs

Set of four coasters with Doggy quotes

Set of four coasters with Doggy quotes

Customised dog lead holder

Jigsaw coaster set


Stock goes on sale at Nature World Centre

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A large selection of my products were delivered off at Nature World Centre, Whisby, Lincoln in time for their Christmas Craft fair running from 10 Nov 14 to 4 Jan 15.  Check out their website for more details: Click here


Getting stock ready


Getting stock ready


All stock labelled


All stock labelled


A view of one of the lakes at Whisby

Stock on display

Table all set up


Bullet Pen Supplier to the National Small-bore Rifle Association, Bisley

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They say that personal recommendations for any business is the best source of advertising.  Following an initial private sale of a Bolt Action Bullet Pen to a work colleague, he then showed his friend, who then ended up purchasing a large order of Bullet Pens.  This was fantastic in its own right, but this has recently expanded as he then showed one of my Bullet Pens to the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA) who have now placed a large order for a mixture of Bolt Action and Twist Action Bullet Pens.

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