Sorry for the lack of blog posts recently, I've been busy with work, visiting these exciting organisations, and also making stuff like this:
Spring is fast approaching, with buds swelling on the Sweet Chestnut for a few weeks now:
Bluebell shoots are also pushing up:
And I got a nice picture of a bumble bee a couple of weeks ago, sunning itself on one of our log piles:
I'm pleased to see this pipe is in use again:
It may not be obvious, but once you look at the base of it, you can see that a bird has been busy filling it with moss to make a nest:
The exact same thing happened last year too, as you can see in this video:
I've also been trying a new way of making my chainsaw-carved wooden stools. First, you need a wooden board with some holes drilled in it:
Then, you put it on top of the log the log which will become the stool, and drill through the holes - only going in a short distance though!
Then, bolt the board to the log:
Turn it the other way up...
And start your chainsaw sculpture, as shown in this video I made a few years ago. Here's the end result:
All that needs doing then is to remove the stool from the board, and trim a slice off the end to get rid of the screw holes:
And there you have it, one piece of simple chainsaw sculpture!
All I need to do now is find a use for all the sawdust and offcuts...