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On the Box

The 1950s/60s TV set was next, and I’d earmarked a spot right at the top of the trunk for it to sit.   There was a lot of cutting back either side of the TV, quite time-consuming work. I should finish it next time with a bit of luck and good weather!

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Hoose Agen Hoose, Toon Agen Toon….

On to the modern era now, beginning with Haxey Hood; there is a brilliant display in the North Lincolnshire Museum, and it obviously caught the imagination of the pupils of Bushfield Road Infant School, who picked it as one of the subjects to go on the tree. I’m calling it the modern era, although the […]

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Mires Beck Carving Course #1

The first Saturday of the three, and a sweltering start to this carving course at Mires Beck. The participants had some hefty sycamore logs to work on, about a foot in diameter and extremely heavy, but lovely to carve. Anne making a good start on her lion Alan’s owl David’s toadstools Arthur, also with an […]

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A Grave Situation

Next to be tackled was the Medieval grave slab ~ probably the most simple of all the tree’s designs, with a flat surface engraved with a symmetrical cross. The time-consuming part was leveling the face of the slab across the curve of the tree trunk.  

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Here’s the Boss

After the Viking brooch it was back a step to Saxon times, represented by the impressive shield boss found at Sheffield’s Hill. The main form of the design with the three lines coming from the centre was simple enough, but the strange intricate patterns in each of the sections was trickier ~ not so much […]

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Viking Fidget Spinner

After the Roman helmet it was on to the Viking brooch, and not, as many children have exclaimed, “a fidget spinner!!”   Spot the difference: Top: Viking brooch ……bottom: Fidget spinner! The only photos I could manage were like this blurred effort above, taken through the glass of the display cabinets, so when it came […]

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Pay a Visit

A nice article on the sculpture in the Scunthorpe Telegraph: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/tree-carver-begins-latest-masterpiece-1920590

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Friends, Roman Helmet and Countrymen…

A busy couple of days at the North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe, not only with the carving but also the incredible amount of people being interested in the carving and enjoying seeing the progress of the sculpture. Today alone (Tuesday) an amazing 129 visitors came for a chat, and that’s been the pattern for the […]

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Background Information

Usually with pieces like this I complete a lot of the main design before linking them together with some decorative elements, such as leaves etc, at the end ~ this time I thought it best to draw a line under the two areas on the front and side of the tree stump, and so worked […]

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Back in Harness

Back at the Museum this morning, and the first task was to do a bit of faffing with the Stone Age axe; as usual, my opinion on the day’s carving altered once I had got home and studied photos, so I made a few notes and sketches and made a mental note to deal with […]

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