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Greenwood Worker, Jon Baily was awarded a woodworking bursary

Jon Baily was awarded a woodworking bursary

Local craftsman Jon Baily (based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire) is celebrating his successful application for a bursary from the Worshipful Company of Turners. Jon was informed of his success in July 2022 after submitting plans to develop his business,, to deliver training on greenwood working skills. Jon Baily started turning greenwood in 2015 after…

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How to Make Homemade Milk Paint

Milk paint has been used throughout the ages with early examples surviving from ancient Egypt. It has recently become more popular with interior decorators and craftspeople. Its aesthetic finish and non-toxic appeal to many today. I like milk paint as it fits well with the rustic feel of the handmade bowls I make. The way…

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How it all started – adventures with greenwood woodworking

The first greenwood woodworking project I completed was making a neolithic-style bow. I attended a course in Siccaridge Woods in Gloucestershire. These ancient woodlands are a wonderful setting to spend some time getting in touch with nature. The course involved felling an ash tree and working the log into staves using nothing more than a…

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