Category Archive: Carving

Jun 10

My birthday present to myself

I’m forty-five tomorrow. Blimey. I softened the pain and bought myself a birthday present. I’ve been looking for a nice set of carving chisels for a while. When I saw these come up on Gary’s superb OldSchoolTools website, I snapped them up. A beautiful 8-piece Marples set with London Pattern …

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Apr 01

Marples ‘153’ carving set and other carving chisels

Up for sale now, in the ‘Carving Tools‘ section. Lovely little Marples set, and the chisels look unused to me. *NOW SOLD*

Feb 21

English misericords

This week I delved into the strange and wondrous world of English misericords. A colleague at work handed me the excellent book by Marshall Laird on the subject. To quote from the book’s inner page: “Hidden beneath the tip-up seats of the choir stalls of many English churches and cathedrals are some …

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Feb 15

Grinling Gibbons (St James church, Piccadilly)

A day of contrasts. A visit to Soho, central London today. A long, boozy lunch, the sort of lunch that would have been commonplace in the 80’s, with an enjoyable talk with a friend about the state of publishing, ideas for new ventures and a catch up about shared …

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Feb 15

Carving chisels

I’ve just listed a few carving chisels for sale. Decent makers.

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