Category Archives: Woodwork

‘Sidereal Signs’

‘Sidereal Signs’ (39.5 x 13 cm).
Based on cup and ring markings from ‘the Runic Cross’ (Innerleithen), a cup and ring marked stone found at Lamancha in 1868 (now in the National Museum of Scotland) and a cup and ring marked stone found at Lyne in 1959 (now in Peebles Museum).

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.

 

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‘An Athame for the Leithen’

‘An Athame for the Leithen’ (20 x 3.5 cm). Slate from the disused quarry at Altarstone, Stobo. Wood from one of the old church pews from the Church of Scotland, Innerleithen. Blade carvings replicate the cup and ring markings from the so-called ‘Runic Cross’, now housed in the aforementioned church.

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.

 

‘An Athame for the Tweed’

Slate, wood, wax twine (18 x 3 cm). Slate from the disused quarry at Altarstone, Stobo. Blade carvings replicate Mason’s marks found on Tweed Bridge and Neidpath Castle.

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.

 

Cornish and East Lothian Candle Holders

Three new driftwood candle holders.
Hand crafted from wood I collected from Tyninghame Beach in East Lothian and Crackington Haven in North Cornwall.

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After I collect the driftwood, it is placed in my outside wood store for around a year, then stored indoors for approximately three months.

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The process of making starts with removing any bark with my bushcraft knife, then coring holes for the candles. This is followed by an initial sanding with two grades of paper using an electric sander, then the long slow process of hand sanding with another four or five grades of paper before two coats of wax and polishing.

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East Lothian driftwood candle holder

I recently made three driftwood candle holders for members of the same family.
Here’s the first of these- this is made from wood I collected at Seacliff Beach in East Lothian.

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Hand-crafted, hand-sanded and waxed.
If you would like a similar piece, please PM me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

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Prices vary depending on size,  and I can courier these UK wide. I also have some large pieces of both Cornish and East Lothian driftwood in stock, so can make any size you would like 🙂

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Large Driftwood Candle Holder

Hand crafted, sanded (six grades of sandpaper) and waxed (two coats of wax) from driftwood found at Gullane Beach in East Lothian.

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This long candle holder measures 48cm x 7cm diameter and holds six candles.

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SOLD already! However, if you would like me to make one for you, PM me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk (more of these to come too!)

New Hand Crafted Cheese Knife

A new creation from a couple of days ago (and to keep up with demand as these are proving to be very popular!).

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Hand shaped and carved from a solid block of reclaimed mahogany, then hand sanded with six grades of paper, detail hand carved and finally, two coats of wax applied.

The blade is reclaimed Sheffield Steel- the tang is set into the wood with super strength epoxy.

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Message me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

Driftwood Candle Holders

Hand-crafted from wood found at Yellowcraigs beach in East Lothian.

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Any remaining bark was stripped from the wood, some of the knots were carved out and after coring the holes for the tealights, the long process of hand-sanding begun!

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Each one took around two to three hours of hand sanding (with five different grades of paper) before I finished with two coats of wax.

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If you would like to purchase one, simply message me on this site or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk. Thanks.

Both of these are now SOLD, but I have been making others using wood collected from Gullane Beach in East Lothian- pictures coming soon!

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Making Cheese Knives

Each of these knives are hand carved and shaped from a solid block of reclaimed mahogany using my trusty Frosts Mora bushcraft knife.

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Once shaped, the long process of sanding begins- I typically use six grades of sandpaper down to P600.

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After sanding, I carve any designs using a lovely Austrian V-notch tool.

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The blades are then set in the wood with super-strong epoxy resin before I apply two coats of wax.

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If you would like to purchase one, send me a message on this site, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk.

The Dragon Gate

After many hours of planning, design, cutting, wood-carving, slate-carving, I finally installed this in the customer’s garden last week!

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Assembled using half-lap joints, dowels and Gorilla Glue- I made this without using a single screw and the only nails are in the framing around the dragon head (design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson).

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I based the design on the drawing and brief supplied, but I also used Phi (the Golden Ratio) to work out proportions and dimensions.

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The details in the wood are all hand-carved. Marbles have been embedded in the wood to catch the sun and light up like LED’s!

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If you would like a truly individual garden gate, please PM me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk and we can discuss your ideas

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The dragon head after carving and before inserting into the gate.

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Carving the details into the wood.

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Assembly of the gate.