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Well any chance of a crafts forum , for all crafts.
Me, well I am into woodwork obviously if you know the handle from the other place.
Woodturned Yew urn. :D

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Yew is a lovely timber and properly best known for its excellent qualities for making longbows.
It was heralded as a poisonous tree, and a danger to animals and livestock. So they were subject to a chainsaw on
numerous occasions and thrown into the fire.
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So lads and lassies if you come across any yew or elm, for gods sake dont burn it. Sell it to someone who can get the beauty
out of it for you, instead of smoke.
I remember years ago being asked to cut down a tree that was in someones way. I called to the house down a long driveway.
There was a magnificant yew tree midway in the drive about100' feet from the house. Largest yew I ever saw, probably 4' plus in diameter.
At the time it would have been a £2000 or more value tree for veneer, and i was getting it free.

I refused to cut it for firewood, or anything else, and this woman was adamant t that it was spoiling her driveway.
I could have made shitloads of money, but this beauty was at least 500 years old or more. I left it where it was.
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I think the loss of many traditional crafts leaves us in awa of the old long forgotten skills.
Back then the main order of the day was quality materials and quality workmanship. I think those two things
are soon to become a thing of the past.
Just a look at the RTE series Hands will show you what used to be the way things were done, and absolutely amazing
talents at play there.

But dont envy them,,,join them. If you always loved the skilset of a particular craft, and would have liked to give it a go...then give it a go.

Thats what I did a few years ago when a good friend said I should try shoemaking. And I burst mea arse laughing at him :lol: :lol:
After lots and lots of encouragement, I called it pestering. He taught me over the net as he was a 7th generation shoemaker,
and this was my first pair so far. So dont be afraid :) to give it a lash..
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I teach a Craft Brewing course, well I used to before the Pandemic.

I'll be delivering it in 2 Adult Education locations this Autumn hopefully

Portmarnock and Inchicore.

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Nice one.

I used to do a beer drinking course, pace setting for weddings ect :lol:

But I am long since retired due to ...not keeping up :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Although I did make loads of elderberry flower wine a few years ago that wasn;t bad.
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I always had a hankering for coopering, or barrel making as some call it.
I have the coopers tools to try it. MIght put that on me bucket list, or barrel list perhaps :D
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Something for all you crafters?

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Nice one, do i need a vaccine to get in there :D
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I made this carved Stagshead many years ago as a exhibition piece for a bog oak presentation.
But decided to keep it. :lol:
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I managed to get that large lump of bog-oak from Woodfield bog in the midlands many years ago. I let the piece dictate what it should be.
I did the minimum amount of work to reveal the piece.That shape is the external of the log.
The internal has been left untouched by any tool, just cleaned up.

Come on people, show us your craft work. Knitting, woodwork,metalwork, whatever you do. If you made it, then there are those, me included
that would love to see it.
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Does cake count :?:
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Osciiboscii wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:41 pm 2016-02-11 17.44.22_resize_74.jpg

Does cake count :?:
By all means. Homebaking is a brilliant example of craftwork. It was a necessary skillset that virtually every household
possessed decades ago. Sadly what with convenience food, and the "Mall" its now a fast fading skil set. I suspect that in years to come
it will be another lost traditional craft.

So yes your input is very welcome.

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Rustic Cristmas "fireplace" I made a few years ago. Banged together from pallets, and a rub of Sadolins.
Love using my hands, used to knit/crochet/sew. No time anymore.
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I used to do alot of fly tying, trout flies. Not sure if my efforts could be considered a craft or not. :) Will try and find a few later.
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Osciiboscii wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:11 pm IMG-57cff6a6395757f7aae876a1e00939ba-V.jpg
Rustic Cristmas "fireplace" I made a few years ago. Banged together from pallets, and a rub of Sadolins.
Love using my hands, used to knit/crochet/sew. No time anymore.
Thats a class looking job. Maybe you should have posted that in woodworking :)
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kadman wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:52 pm Thats a class looking job. Maybe you should have posted that in woodworking :)
Thats a class craft too, but god its hard on the eyeballs.
I know a good friend of mine was an expert at them, and it just seemed to appear from nowhere.
But like woodturning, first its a log, then bam, its a bowl thats why I like it.
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Here's one that might be of interest to those of you in the North West. Looks well organised with lots on offer.
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Sligo would be a bit of a spin for me. But its great these are going ahead.
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Had hoped to take some pictures of other people's ironmongery at a local fête on that theme yesterday, but the constant rain put me off ... :(

So here's a token mong of my own iron instead! This is "box of memories" made earlier this year as gift for my daughter's 21st. Everything in the box has a story of one kind or another - the key (a big fecker) was found in one of our sheds; the wood is reclaimed (chestnut?) from ceiling-boards in another shed; the terracotta tile fell off the barn roof, the fabric lining came from the dressing-up box, etc, etc.

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D'you know: it's damned difficult to take a decent picture of a box with a glass front on it! :x

Side note: it was a real pleasure to work with that old wood. The planks are probably about 70-100 years old, covered in about 50-years' worth of dust, dirt, manure and other stuff. But scraped, planed, sanded and varnished, they've a really beautiful colour and pattern in them.
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And seeing as they're already talking about December festivities on that other thread ...

Taking advantage of the fact that I would have no visitors to mess up my table arrangements, I took a notion to build a centrepiece around an old jar (found in one of the sheds ... the observant amongst you might begin to see a pattern here :mrgreen: ) the colour of which went "quite well" with my antique Wedgwood china.

I made a stopper for it from a piece of freshly cut hawthorn, found a set of suitably shaped oak prunings, sprayed them white (several times) overcoated with a silver glitter from Lidl, and decorated with a selection of turquoise and white baubles from the Big Box In The Attic (augmented by a few new items being sold off cheap in the local supermarket).

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Well CR, and there was me thinking you didn't have an artistic bone in your body.
I am impressed, its nice, and has a nice energy about it.
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Is the art of knitting Arran jumpers still going. I remember family members doing them years ago.
I could never get over the weight of one, it was like putting on chain mail armour.
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