WOODCARVING

Since school woodwork classes I’ve always been interested in computer aided carving, as it blends my hobby of technology and coding with woodwork. In 2015 I purchased a small CNC router to teach myself this skill.

I immediately started to set about combining another interest of mine – maps, by creating 3d carved maps, and later, carved maps backed with Shetland tweed. I also make a few quirky craft items, clocks, and use the router to produce other detailed carpentry sometimes such as boxes or embellishments.

Many of my maps and other carvings are available to buy online, and I also undertake commissions for carved items, from bespoke maps to decorative carvings.

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CARVED SIGNS

Another main product I carve are signs. I can make carved signs up to 70x40cm and from most woods although I usually use larch, oak or douglas fir for outdoor house signs.

I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and am always aiming to use the best locally grown timber and all-natural, and low maintenance finishes.

Many of the signs I make can be bought online, but please get in touch if you are looing for something different. 

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GARDEN FURNITURE

I have worked on many bespoke outdoor projects and enjoy the bigger spaces to be creative, especially with benches and fencing.

Although I’ve been asked to make some pretty special unique installations, I am also more than happy to work on simpler designs such as basic woodland benches or decorative garden fencing.

Please get in touch if you have an outdoor project that may fit the bill.

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CARPENTRY

I make no claims to be a master craftsmen and I steer clear of high-end furniture with fancy joints!

I do love to make simple, functional but beautiful furniture though, that is designed to last and well finished. I always aim to use locally grown or reclaimed timber for my carpentry.

If you are interested in commissioning a piece, or simply need some made-to-measure shelving, please get in touch and I will provide a quote.

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BUILDING WORK

I am an experienced builder having completed many different jobs from garden sheds to large scale renovations. I am happy to undertake any size of job and can work to a fixed price or hourly rate as you prefer.

I also have experience of renovating stone-built byres (outbuildings) and particularly enjoy bringing new life into derelict or neglected traditional buildings.

Please get in touch to discuss your project and I will be happy to help.

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COPPICE PRODUCTS

In 2018 my wife and I moved from Shetlamd to the Highlands to live a different way of life as crofters. We intend to manage much of our land as coppiced woodland and as the trees reach maturity I will be developing new products from the timber.

These will include: woodfuel, charcoal, pea sticks / stakes, hurdles and fencing, baskets and other garden products.

Keep an eye on my website for Facebook page for updates as new products become available.