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 Sweet Chestnut coppice 2 months after cutting (May)
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 The coppice in march
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 Coppicing with brash fire to burn up twigs
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 Sweet Chestnut coppice with Oak standards, the felled wood has been cross-cut to usable lengths awaiting extraction.
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                                                                                        Sweet Chestnut regrowth 4 months after cutting (June)
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 Home-made wood-barrow ideal for small extractions
 
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Making woven panel in the coppice with cleaving break in foreground 
rustic woven panels
garden woven panels















Sweet Chestnut coppice in spring, one year after cutting (6ft high)
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Bagging up charcoal using grader.                                      
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                                                                                          The kiln in final stages of a burn, note the contrasting            
                                                                                          smoke colours of the 3 remaining chimneys


Kiln shortly after lighting                                                      Kiln full of charcoal (what you hope to see!)
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Stripping bark off large post with barking spade








Hand made gifts made in Battle, East Sussex


























Hand-carved love spoon (sycamore)                                        Fox on trampoline
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Handmade wooden crafts, Battle East Sussex














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A selection of my furniture on display at Bentley Woodfair
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                 Chairs in a yurt at Glottenham Farm campsite
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               An Ash nursing chair with elm bark seating
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A selection of milking stools for sale
Milking stools, made in East Sussex


























              An old chair I re-seated with elm bark
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A set of chairs re-seated with elm bark
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                            A matching set of elm top kitchen stools with ash legs and stretchers
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                           A split yew top stool with turned ash pins and legs 
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Small solid oak top table with ash legs
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Grass Snake by the log stack






























Fluorescent spider in the coppice 


























Weathered Elm and Ash stool (the first piece of furniture I made)
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