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Other Pieces

Some pieces cross boundaries or defy classification. Some are purely decorative and others, while still attractive pieces, have a more practical side but simply don’t fit into other categories. These are just a few of the 'other pieces' I make.

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* An exact timber colour or grain pattern match cannot be guaranteed for items made to order because every tree and piece of wood is an individual.
It’s what makes your item unique.

Hats on Stands
Wax finish.
Various Timbers

These little hats and hat-stands were first shown to me by Peter Taylor who makes them and sells them to raise money for charity. With his permission I have copied the idea and all proceeds from my sales will go to Cancer Research. I keep nothing back for time or materials.

The hats vary in size but are all about 5cm (2 in) diameter and stand approximately 8cm (3 in) high on their little hat stands.

£10 each, three for £20
(Minimum order: 6)

Gavel and Block
Wax finish

The first one of these I made for a neighbour, and from time to time someone asks me to make another one. The one on the left is oak, that on the right is laburnum.

gavel head 5.5cm dia x 9.5cm long
(2¼in x 3¾in) Other parts in proportion.

£55 Made to order*

Apples and...
Wax finish.

Apple sized

I make apples in a wide variety of woods, for example yew, olive ash, elm, sycamore, walnut and spalted Beech. Apples and other fruit make the perfect small gift. This particular one is in laburnum.

£10-30
each
depending on timber
Made to order*

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Eggcup
Wax finish.

Sized to accept a medium hen’s egg

Made from beech with layers of coloured veneer inserted vertically to emphasize the curved surfaces.

This eggcup was made for a club competition entry. It came second...(but I was robbed!)

50mm x 50mm x 75mm
(2in x 2in x 3in)

£15 There is only this one!

...other fruit
Wax finish.

Approximately life sized

Someone asked me recently if I would make them some other fruit - plums, cherries etc. This is the outcome. I couldn’t find a convincingly orange timber so the orange is made of sycamore which was then stained. However, the lemon is made from pau amerello, the plums are purpleheart and the cherries padauk, all showing their natural colours. The apple in the background is stained sycamore, and was an experiment which worked rather well, I thought.

£10 per item, Made to order*

Odd shaped balls
Wax finish
Sycamore

I was recently commissioned to make a Rugby ball. I’d never made one before, but the customer was pleased with the result and commented that he’d “bought one before, but it’s not as good as this”. Well, that suits me, too.

Ball 15cm tall x 10cm maximum diameter, on contrasting wood stand
(6in x 4in)

£65 Made to order*


Salt & Pepper Mills

Oil finish.
Sycamore & Walnut

I wanted to make the salt from a pale wood and the pepper from a dark wood, yet wanted to make it clear they are a pair.

By taking strips from each one and inserting them in the other, the two are visually tied together.The mills have a high quality ‘crushgrind’ mechanism.

£110 pair, Made to order*
 

Weed pots
Acrylic gloss finish.
Beech

Inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan, and Japanese turner Yasuhiro Satake, these weedpots are both colourful and useful for displaying dried grasses etc.

£125 (set of four) In Stock now

* An exact timber colour or grain pattern match cannot be guaranteed for items made to order because every tree and piece of wood is an individual.
It’s what makes your item unique.