Carving Show dates 2018

Camp Quirky 20,21,22 April

Cowpie Country Show. 13th May

Thronefest, Quex Park. 20th May

Barleylands Food Show. 9-10th June

Rhug Country Fair. 7-8th July

Minster Flower Show. 21st July

Belmont Woodfest. 8-9th September

Essex Country Fair. 6-7th October

Hyde End Food Fair. 19,20,21 October

Sandringham Craft Fair. 16,17, 18 November

New Dates Added

In addition to the previous post we have been asked to attend a couple of extra venues.

Sandringham Food Festival, Sandringham

Saturday & Sunday 6/7th August

Tractor Ted Big Machine Weekend, Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 27/28/29th August.

If you are attending either of these events, come along and say Hello.

Show Dates 2016

If you fancy coming along to see some great carvings being created, why not come along to one of the many shows we will be attending during the 2016 season.

Here are some of the dates and venues:14

Suffolk Game and Country Fair

Saturday 12-13th March 2016. Henham Park, Nr Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN


Thame Country Show

Easter Sunday & Monday 27-28th March 2016. Thame Showground, Oxon OX9 3JL


Thoresby Country Fair.

Saturday & Sunday April 9th-10th  Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts NG22 9EH


Hampshire Country Fair

Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday May 1st-2nd Netley Marsh Showground, Hants SO40 7GY


Carve up the Coast 2016,

Saturday 7th May. Southport Pleasure 7Land.


Burghley Game & Country Fair

Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday May 29th-30th Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3JY


Kent Game & Country Fair

Saturday & Sunday 25th-26th June Hole Park Estate, Rolvenden, Kent TN17 4JA


Minster Show

Saturday 23rd July. Minster (in Thanet) Village Sportsground


Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair

Saturday & Sunday 10 -11th September, Belmont, Belmont Park, Throwley, nr. Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH


Wiltshire Game & Country Fair

Saturday & Sunday 24th-25th September Bowood Estate, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ


Lime log and new Timbery toy.

European Lime (Tilia vulgaris) is a timber loved by hand carvers and when a very nice log turned up in the yard a couple of months ago, I put it to one side with the intention of cutting it up for hand carving projects.

So with a new toytimbery limelog 1 to test out, this seemed an ideal log to check out our Timbery M100 bandsaw mill, as the diameter of the log was at just about the maximum capacity of the mill. In less than an hour the Mill had broken the log down into a number of useful sections. Happy Bunny. 🙂



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Much room

sulphur tuft 1The shelves in the Barn Showroom are a little bare and a popular carved item is almost non-existent so it was with that thought in mind that I experimented with a slightly different way of producing mushrooms. On getting the first example finished I oiled it and, while it was still wet I thought I’d take a photograph. Looks shinier that way.

Having taken the photograph seen here, I then put it on the shelf to try fill some of those gaps. Within half an hour a customer walked in and grabbed it, exclaiming how nice it was, instantly followed by “You’ve just done that, haven’t you?” Yes, her hands were covered in oil. After a little clean-up, she was still determined to have it though, so you’ll have to be happy just looking at the picture. 🙂

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