Monthly Archives: November 2010

Willow dome haircut

Yesterday I spent the day giving a willow dome its annual trim. Here it is to begin with. The willow has grown about 10ft this year. Almost all the growth is from rods which run near horizontal. That’s why most … Continue reading

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Cutting the wood

On Friday I cut out the pieces for the bench. This isn’t straightforward… You only get one chance at this so you need to get it right. The slab of oak I chose from the One Oak was taken from … Continue reading

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Full size prototype

My client for the bench is around the same size and shape as me, so as a starting point  for his new bench I used a chair I made last year that I found comfortable. The original chair was very … Continue reading

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A new project starts

Today I picked up the timber for my latest project. This is an interesting one. I am making a made to measure bench using timber from the One Oak project. The tree was felled in the Blenheim estate last February … Continue reading

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