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August 31, 2017

Today we went to Skpton to get ready for a commission we've been asked to do for the Woodland Trust. We've been asked to carve a poem around this large seating area.

So seeming it was a nice day we took up some of our scaffold tower to the seating area just in case...

August 14, 2017

This is the stone bench that I hand carved a poem into, which was writen by Hazel the wood manager. I had to carve 153 letters at 100mm high into the Yorkshire stone flags, this was a big task especially with the setup and spacing. Through awful torrential rain, I took...

July 26, 2017

We were asked by our good friend Alan McEwen from Dandelion Stone Troughs if we could make a table top in the form of a millstone. This would be for a customer of theirs that was opening a micro pub called 'THE ALE STONE'! This was going to be a challenging one because...

June 16, 2017

We were asked to move a font in a church at a place called Austwick, North Yorkshire. The font was being moved because they had decided to make better use of the area where the font was situated. This was going to be a very testing job but we were up for the challenge,...

May 3, 2017

We've just invested in a new small van to get us out and about in the dales. 

Small, compact and looking very professional just like ourselves. Keep an eye out for us and give us a wave. 

March 19, 2017

Tuesday morning March 14th 2017 at the Tarn Moor Woodland Memorial Ground, we heard the hooting of airhorns on Stewart Normingtons articulated wagon. I quickly went down the track to meet him at the entrance as he was backing in off a single track lane at a 90 degree a...