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    I am passionate about traditional woodwork, about the value of working with our hands, and sharing the joy of these things with others. I make traditional wooden bowls on a foot powered lathe. I carve wooden spoons and I make tools to help others learn to carve. I studied medieval bowls and viking bowls, made bowls for the Tower of London and for Ridley Scott but most important I test drive them every day in my own kitchen. These are designs that work and they are made like things used to be made so that they last and age beautifully. I make them for people who love good food and want to serve it on wholesome tableware.

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    An introduction to tool sharpening with Robin Wood

    Robin Wood 29-Aug-2017

    “A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.” So said the American writer and diplomat Washington Irving. In this post, we explore the importance of tool sharpening in woodworking with artisan Robin Wood MBE. Read more

    How to make a new axe handle

    Robin Wood 24-Nov-2015

    First, wood selection. The perfect wood is nice straight grain ash fairly fast grown, if it gets more than 6-8 rings per inch it is much more brittle, 4-6 rings per inch is perfect. Read more

    How to fit a new axe handle

    Robin Wood 21-Nov-2015

    This blog post shows how to fit a new axe handle, it could be a new store bought handle or one you made yourself – more on this soon. Read more

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