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Thoresby Primary School is Totemtastic!

The second school to participate in the Totemtastic project, Thoresby Primary School in Hull had some enviable and glamorous history to incorporate into their design ~ Dorothy Mackaill, a notable silent-film actress went to the school. The Thoresby bell dates back to 1902 (by the same company who cast the bells at St Paul’s, London, […]

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Collingwood Primary School is Totemtastic!

Collingwood Primary School set the ball rolling with the Totemtastic project, being the first of eleven Hull schools involved. Here are some photos from the three day sessions:   The design was decided by the pupils and features the school logo of a ship, and two hands simbolising friendship.      

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Blast from the Past

My pals Steph and Karen sent this photo from near Thixendale recently ~ strange seeing one of the 15 posts I did all that time ago (2012?). I’ve only seen a couple of the posts in situ, so it’s a nice picture to have. Photos of the other 14 would be nice, Steph!

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Totemtastic!

With the Totemtastic schools project due to start on the 24th April, I took the opportunity (between coats of oil on the Alver Country Park job) to take the bark off the first log at Collingwood Primary School in Hull. All done! With a few feet left at the base to set in the ground, […]

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Last Session at Mires Beck

A depleted last week at Mires Beck as the carving course came to a close ~ Kerry was away due to family commitments, and Paul may have found it difficult to continue having removed two fingers in a DIY accident….! Everyone else finished up with some tremendous carvings, and here are a few snaps: Drew […]

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Back at the Beck Part 2

More photos of the progress at Mires Beck,  as the participants enter week two….. Arthur’s owl coming on nicely…. ….as is Jackie’s…. …..and Kerry’s too! Drew’s elephant is looking good Tony working on his mouse panel Debbie’s Green Man taking shape; her partner Paul was an absentee this week after losing two fingers in a […]

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Back at the Beck

Week one of the first woodcarving course of the year at Mires Beck; in previous times we held up to three such courses at the venue in North Cave, but my workload restricted this last year. Things soon fell into place with the participants wasting no time in producing a mound of wood chips around […]

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A Busy Three Months….

It’s been so hectic since Christmas that I’ve not even had chance to update this page; full posts will follow once the customers have their sculptures in place (as I like to keep things under wraps til then), but I can at least give a brief description of the pieces: Two sculptures for Pickering Park, […]

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Wildlife in Harmony

As I said to the customers, this was pretty much the perfect job ~ relatively local (being about 5 minutes away from home), a nice setting, and regular cups of coffee ~ what more could you want?! The idea was to incorporate some of the wildlife seen in the garden on a felled sycamore trunk; […]

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YWT Benches and Posts Delivered

I had my work cut out to complete 25 oak marker posts and 5 log benches for Barlow Common Nature Reserve (Selby) before the end of September ~ but I did it! Working from a list of wildlife/flowers supplied by the volunteers, I started carving the marker posts, methodically going through the sheet at a […]

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