Making time

Just finished making our first clock of the year, designed by us, and made in the shop. The multi-layered Forest Fox clock We’ve never found a clock that is suitable for a child that wasn’t, well, childish. A pirate ship might do them for a few years, but they will still outgrow it. What we wanted was a clock that would appeal to any age, but with enough fun for a child. We’ve be open…

A selection of Engraved wooden pebbles

Memory book stones

They’re not memories, books or made of stone; they are tactile wooden pebbles that represent specific books.If you’ve read the book, pick up the ‘stone’ and the memories will flood back. Are they imbued with magic, try one, we think they are. So, which books do they represent? – have a guess, here is a clearer picture of the 7 icons so far: Also, please let us know if there are are any other books…

A wooden notebook with carved deer

Staggeringly original Sketchbook

This stag-gerring beautiful sketchbook is laser cut from one of our own designs, so it is unique and not available anywhere else in the whole world!The text is from John MuirIt is wood front and back, only the fly-leaf is green, the rest of the pages are plain unlined white paper. The outer corners of the book are reinforced with metal.(we have replacement sets of paper) £11 (in case you didn’t see the sticker)

A greetings card with wood veneer image

Bolton’s Bench ~ A wood veneer card for Lyndhurst

The local tradition is that a dragon had his den at Burley Beacon, about 3 miles east of Bisterne, at Burley. He “flew” every morning to Bisterne, where he would be supplied with milk. In order to kill the dragon, a valiant knight named Berkeley built a hide, and with two dogs lay in wait. The creature came as usual one morning for its milk, when the hide door was opened the dogs attacked it,…

a jigsaw of Bolton's bench

Pocket jigsaw with whimsies (and dead dragons)

This wooden jigsaw has 40 pieces, but it laser cut out of wood, so the pieces can be any shape; there are ‘whimsies’ cut into it; shapes of animals rather than uniform jigsaw shapes.  Also the corners are bisected so you can’t even start with the corners! The picture is our own of Boltons Bench On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBenchLyndhurst/ or google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/W8dLPFV1q2n £8 (we have six designs and a larger 250 piece size) This apparently…

Display of wooden rings

Tree rings – rings from trees

Our tri-band rings are made of three thin slices of wood bonded together. We have a number of different timbers, but our most common pairing is English yew on the outside with a band of walnut through the middle. Sorry we cannot make to order (we tried, it was too stressful to get the size right!) We have every half size from E to Z+ (English sizes) at £19 each

Chopping board with a laser engraved fox

A foxy beech chopping board

We used to stock a number of beech boards, but they were a little boring as a gift, so we stocked boards with more interesting grains such as olive and waney edged oak, but missed tradition and practicably of a beech board as they have a natural antiseptic and are easy to clean. So when we found a company that would etch our own fox design into a traditional beech board, we knew we were…