Sweet Chestnut coppice 2 months after cutting (May)
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 The coppice in march
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coppice crafts east sussex 
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 Coppicing with brash fire to burn up twigs
coppice worker east sussex 


 Sweet Chestnut coppice with Oak standards, the felled wood has been cross-cut to usable lengths awaiting extraction.
coppice worker east sussex 



                                                                                        Sweet Chestnut regrowth 4 months after cutting (June)
handmade wheelbarrow coppice worker east sussex

 Home-made wood-barrow ideal for small extractions
coppice worker east sussex
rustic furniture 
handmade furniture 

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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)
woven panel fencing

Bagging up charcoal using grader.                                      
charcoal producer east sussex
charcoal producer east sussex

                                                                                          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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Battle charcoal producer

Charcoal producer, Battle, East Sussex

Charcoal production, Battle, East SussexHandmade wooden gifts made in Battle, East Sussex

Stripping bark off large post with barking spade

Hand made gifts made in Battle, East Sussex

Hand-carved love spoon (sycamore)                                        Fox on trampoline
Fox on a trampolineHand carved spoons, Battle East Sussex

Handmade wooden crafts, Battle East Sussex

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pole lathe turner east sussex

pole lathe turner east sussex

pole lathe east sussex

pole lathe east sussex

pole lathe east sussex

pole lathe east sussex

A selection of my furniture on display at Bentley Woodfair
handmade chairs, East Sussex

                 Chairs in a yurt at Glottenham Farm campsite
handmade chairs, Battle, East Sussex

               An Ash nursing chair with elm bark seating
Nursing chair made in East sussex

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
handmade chairs, Battle East Sussex

                            A matching set of elm top kitchen stools with ash legs and stretchers
Handmade breakfast stools, East Sussex

                           A split yew top stool with turned ash pins and legs 
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Small solid oak top table with ash legs
rustic side tablerustic table

Grass Snake by the log stack

Fluorescent spider in the coppice 

Weathered Elm and Ash stool (the first piece of furniture I made)
handmade breakfast bar stoolshandmade rustic stool

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