Friday, 26 December 2014

A bottle opener

 A little bottle opener out of walnut. It works very well!

A jewelry box

 The jewelry box was a christmas present for my wife. It is made of some offcuts of walnut. The design is inspired by George Nakashima, whom i like very much.

A bottle crate

I think that bottles on the table do not look very nice. So I had a good reason to do my favorite meditation work - dovetails! The wood is from rowanberry which i really like. In some places it looks a little bit like olive wood. Remarkable how many screw clamps are needed to glue such a little thing. Fortunately, my master was just really close to help me...


A fine woodstore, which is also very useful as a windscreen.

A box for our garbage cans

Our garbage cans have gotten a roof over their heads. Building with larch wood is a fine thing!

A TV rack out of old pinewood

Of course I have to learn and train traditional wood connections. When you think about the time you spent with that - it may seem to be a little bit crazy in our short-lived time... But personally I really enjoy this kind of work! It's a kind of meditation. I found some very old pinewood boards in the thickness of 4 sm in the cellar of my parents and I decided to make a simple TV-rack to of them. I really love the natural cracks in the wood. A long time ago (maybe 60 years ago) the boards have been used as stairs in a pub.

Fresh sawn plumwood

For me it's a very exciting process to fell and dry my own wood. In this way I can reach with a little luck different wood species like plumwood, yew, rowanberry wood, etc. I am very happy, that I have found a sawmill in my immediate environment, which agreed to saw some planks of this beautiful wood for me. I brushed the ends with wax in the hope of minimising cracks during the drying process. That was in April 2014 - let's see, what will happen...