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Tree of the Week - Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)

What it isAsh is a resilient timber and is incredibly versatile. The colour of the wood ranges from ......

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Technical Thursdays - European Ash

Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is my favourite timber to turn, with possibly the greatest variation in gra......

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George Nakashima

George Nakashima trained and worked as an architect, and in 1952, by which time he had begun making ......

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Weekend Projects - Ash bowls

While my wife and I were on holiday in Dorset on the south coast of England, in June 2009, I heard a......

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Ash to Ashes

Unfortunately my blog this week is a brief mention of that rather hot topic - Chalara dieback of ash......

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Ashley Iles introduces high quality range of tools by Eli Avisera

Ashley Iles Ltd has launched a new range of high quality woodturning tools designed by international......

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Oak and Ash Drinks Cabinet

Mark Ripley gets to work on this beautiful drinks cabinet I met the couple who commissioned this......

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Ashley Iles and Simon Hope Bead-forming Tools

Ashley Iles has just created two new double-ended bead-forming tools to Simon Hope's design. The......

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Feature Monday - Lizzy Ashworth

Where does woodcarving fit in with contemporary design? Perhaps Lizzy Ashworth has the answer. An ex......

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Weekend Project - Seashell

In the corner of Compton Bishop churchyard lay a heap of branches which had recently been trimmed fr......