Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

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Cemetery Seat for Scawby

The third and final log bench for Scawby ~ this one for the village cemetery; the simple design of ivy leaves and Forget-me-nots was decided on after studying Victorian Plant Symbolism, and framed the words (again chosen by the Parish Council) nicely. ¬† Up until now the cedar had been a dream to work with, […]

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Scawby’s Second Seat

On to the second log bench, this one with a design to tie in with the text “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think” (chosen by the Parish Council). Such sentiments always bring nature to mind, so I decided on a hare and owl in opposite corners of the bench back rest. I tackled […]

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Work Starts on Huge Scawby Cedar Logs

A huge old cedar tree was due to come down on the Scawby Hall estate ~ not far off four feet in diameter, and over 100 years old according to a rough count of the rings, it had stood dead for the last four years until the opportunity for a second life came along. The […]

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Carvings Installed at Jubilee Park

The handrail and panels have been installed at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, with work on the Sensory Garden well under way. The panelling looks fantastic, Mick at Jubilee Park has made a brilliant job of the installation. The artist’s impression shows how impressive the sensory garden area will look ~ the panelled¬† wall is over […]

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Sensory Garden Carvings at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa

This was really something different ~ I was asked to carve a long handrail (almost 4 metres) for a new sensory garden at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, making sure the design was as tactile as possible and incorporating lots of elements from the site and the history of the village. Jubilee Park has heated outdoor […]

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No Strings Attached

South Yorkshire musician Ben Paramore contacted me with a plan to transform his electric guitar into a dragon (as you do!), and sent me the instrument separated, sanded and stripped of its electrical elements. This unusual request excited me, being someone who has made guitars do unusual things in the past (almost coming close to […]

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Alver Valley Country Park Pictures

I finished the carvings for Alver Valley Country Park (Hampshire) around April last year, but as is usually the case with such things, the installation of the sculptures and completion of the play area took some time; I recently received some photographs of the totem pole and sign in situ ~ which was great as […]

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‘Twas the Ammonite Before Christmas

I was asked to carve a round sign in time for Christmas, bearing the words “Barrow upon Humber Geology Museum” and featuring an ammonite fossil; it so happened that I had a suitable piece of oak, big enough for a 14″ circle and at 3″ thick, deep enough to be able to make the fossil […]

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Leeches, Owls and Fairies? It Must be Anlaby Park

A large horse chestnut tree had stood in the grounds of Anlaby Park Community Library, Hull, for a number of years; it had been a real focal point for the community and the source of thousands of conkers for children spanning decades. The sight of the council turning up one day to drop it to […]

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Posts for Paull and Others Too

With the poor weather putting a stop to any outdoor work, I’ve been able to complete a couple of indoor jobs ~ such as three marker posts for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust site Paull Holme Strays, and a large anniversary oak post for a local couple. ¬† The design traced on to the 5ft oak […]

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