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Postby Nicola Wood » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:39 am

Hello and welcome Piers - I'm glad you've joined - it's a great place to chat about spoon carving too!
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Postby David Knight » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:21 pm

Hi all

I'm David Knight, based in Northumberland and I help to coordinate the APT Northern England Local Group, which I'm pleased to say is going from strength to strength. I try to keep our blog on the local group page up-to-date with our exploits. Good to see several familiar names from our gang registered here!

Looking forward to contributing to the forum, especially on things spoony and bowly.

Regards all

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Postby gavin » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:24 pm

David Knight wrote:Hi all

Looking forward to contributing to the forum, especially on things spoony and bowly.

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Hi Dave,
Will you pls post the NorthEastern Greenwoodworkers' Google group's URL here ?
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Postby robin wood » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:17 pm

Hi David,

This is defo the place for spooners, in fact I eckon we outnumber the chair leg gang online. :D :D

PS note to Hugh I think we need more emoticons...I like the dancing bananas on british blades any chance?
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Postby Rob. N » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:28 pm

Hello

My names Rob (obviously)

My first post on this site so I’m not sure what to expect (possibly the internet to freeze up and the world to end in worst case scenario :D )

I'm a power lather from hull who's is really interested in green wood work mainly looking to get set up in bowl turning. I'm also a medieval re-enactor so I’m looking to get an authentic medieval pole lathe for turning bowls at shows.

At the moment I’m making my bowls out of tree logs but it’s difficult to get it working on the lathe. But it’s giving me experience in making bowl blanks.

Glad to finally have the courage join the forum
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Postby richard ball » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:14 pm

Hi I am a new member from the liverpool and wirral area who is very interasted in learning green wood craft. I am also an amuter blade and blak smith who found this site via robin and nicola wood from the british blades web site.
Any way just thought I wood say hello.
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Postby Nicola Wood » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:03 am

Hello and welcome over here Richard!
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Postby HughSpencer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:47 pm

PETER WOOD wrote:Hi Robin
I did a one day introduction to blacksmithing a little while ago when we made a rams head SPAM, seems to be the standard first item. making the hook tool was simple we used a wagon brake drum as a hearth hooked up to some bellows and using our own charcoal for fuel it worked well, just hope the hook work as well.

dont know why it says SPAM thats not what I typed and when I preview everything is corect?


I think the reason is that the word you used is often used by forum spammers and the system knocks it out. You seem to have fallen foul of the bad words filter :-)
As we don't get many spammers on here, I'll see if I can edit the default list a bit.

OK, if you go to the User Control Panel and look at the settings in there you can turn off the word censor for your own account. Of course if people abuse this privilege I shall withdraw the ability. It means that if you want to say rams head SPAM, you can. Now don't go mad children, Essex and Scunthorpe are really not funny words :-)
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Postby Robin Fawcett » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:36 pm

I thought SPAM ("Shoulder of Pork And haM") was made from pork not ramsheads ?
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Postby simon » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:02 pm

I always understood it was Spiced Pork and Ham
Make it, mend it, wear it out,
Make it do or do without.
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Postby Robin Fawcett » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:42 am

Can't remember spam having a spicy flavour - not that I've tasted any for years !
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Postby underground » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:35 pm

Well I just checked back and I've been a member here since 2005, my word what a transformation, the forum is positively vibrant! I may as well introduce myself formally, I'm Jim and have a huge interest in all things woodland, and green woodcraft - and have never managed to get started doing very much due to having to snatch the odd half hour here and there between work and children, and really wanting to have my fingers in all the pies - always with a traditional craft type slant but I'm too ambitious (or just aspire to a crazy ideal) - one moment I was thinking I'd try spindle turning, next I'd seen Robin Wood on youtube and was ready to forge some hooks and plunge straight into bowls - till I met him and he spoke some sense! (I won't go into the self sufficient smallholding I had in mind as soon as we moved into a semi with a big garden :oops: ). I think I talked myself out of everything because the plans were so far off the scale of reality and achievability, but just what I wanted to be doing instead of the job I hated.

So, I'm now convinced that at least spoons are within reasonable scope this winter, and I'm armed with an axe and a frost hook and straight knife I've had for years in the toolbox. I'm off to find some wood at the weekend and no more excuses - X Factor, pizza and spooncarving on Saturday night :D

Plus I love my work at long last - so I hope it does last and i get to know some of you, and the stuff that inspires us all to be members of the forum, a little more at least....
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Postby robin wood » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:44 pm

Hi There Underground, looks like you are not far away from us. Now you know spooncarving is just the very perfect thing for someone who only gets to play with woody stuff from time to time becuase you can pick it up and put it down anytime. And if you get stuck or need inspiration we have just put our 2009 spooncarving course dates on the website.
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Postby underground » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:50 pm

Hello Robin,

yep Dronfield Woodhouse - about 5 mins from Owler Bar, 10 from Hathersage. I'm keeping my fingers crossed about funds for a 2009 course, if noting else needs fixing or replacing in the kitchen or automobile department we may be talking, so to speak :lol: ...
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Postby bryan » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:19 pm

hello

i'm bryan ..french stonemason ...
i play some times with wood.... make some spoon ...

it's not easy for me to "speak" english ..more easy for me to read ...and ..i reeead !! lots of informations here !!!!

that's all ...

oh , i'm 31 years old ...

bryan ( strange name for a french guy's ;-) )

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