Sam Whyman

@sam.why.man

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Bristol based Furniture and other useful things
Tray with carved feet from salvaged teak

Tray with carved feet from salvaged teak

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16 days ago
Our week in Wales was nice 

Here's some videos of rocks and also a seal 🦭

Our week in Wales was nice Here's some videos of rocks and also a seal 🦭

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a month ago
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Another pair of trays/tidies. If you've been watching the videos I made last week then you've seen these before (if not, go watch them now to see some of the process!)

Slightly more traditional shape to these than the blocky designs I've made recently, and I really like them. Hand carved texture to the top and the underside, bevel shaped with kanna. The black finish is made by scorching the timber with a blowtorch after shaping.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Another pair of trays/tidies. If you've been watching the videos I made last week then you've seen these before (if not, go watch them now to see some of the process!) Slightly more traditional shape to these than the blocky designs I've made recently, and I really like them. Hand carved texture to the top and the underside, bevel shaped with kanna. The black finish is made by scorching the timber with a blowtorch after shaping.

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2 months ago
Made a bamboo oil pot, or 'aburatsubo' on the weekend.

Yeah, I could have just made a Paul Sellers style rag in a can, but there's something neat about using bamboo like this. 

Illustration in the last photo from Toshio Ōdate's "Japanese Woodworking Tools"

Made a bamboo oil pot, or 'aburatsubo' on the weekend. Yeah, I could have just made a Paul Sellers style rag in a can, but there's something neat about using bamboo like this. Illustration in the last photo from Toshio Ōdate's "Japanese Woodworking Tools"

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2 months ago
Are you photo number 1 or 2? 

I'm probably a 2 aspiring to be a 1 💩

Are you photo number 1 or 2? I'm probably a 2 aspiring to be a 1 💩

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2 months ago
I think I need more props for these staged photos

What would you use em for?

I think I need more props for these staged photos What would you use em for?

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2 months ago
The finished product from one of my reels posted last week, a couple dishes in ash. 

Finish on the left was made by scorching the wood with a blowtorch after shaping, the one the right is just natural. Both finished with a beeswax/walnut oil blend. 

I like the result! The scorching leaves a super deep black finish, with a bit of texture in the undulations between growth rings. It softened out the tool marks a little more than I'd like, but it's still nice and dramatic.

The finished product from one of my reels posted last week, a couple dishes in ash. Finish on the left was made by scorching the wood with a blowtorch after shaping, the one the right is just natural. Both finished with a beeswax/walnut oil blend. I like the result! The scorching leaves a super deep black finish, with a bit of texture in the undulations between growth rings. It softened out the tool marks a little more than I'd like, but it's still nice and dramatic.

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2 months ago
Another shot of the ash trays/tidies 

Proving you can still be messy with a tidy

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3 months ago
Tray set in ash 

Wee set of hand carved trays/tidies made for @whyiiman 's birthday, hbd sis! 🎉

Tray set in ash Wee set of hand carved trays/tidies made for @whyiiman 's birthday, hbd sis! 🎉

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3 months ago
Custom brush for Campbell aka @scrubz_kicks

I'd I had any nice trainers I'd get em serviced by Scrubz, unfortunately mine are all full of holes and dust, he'd just laugh at me 😅

Iron dyed Oak and horse hair

Custom brush for Campbell aka @scrubz_kicks I'd I had any nice trainers I'd get em serviced by Scrubz, unfortunately mine are all full of holes and dust, he'd just laugh at me 😅 Iron dyed Oak and horse hair

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3 months ago
My battered stovetop pot

This is actually my second bialetti pot, I once forgot to put water in the first and also somehow forgot it was on the hob, came back half an hour later to find the handle had melted off 😬

Ah/beech tray with hand carved surface, recently completed. Would love to do another, DM me to comission!

My battered stovetop pot This is actually my second bialetti pot, I once forgot to put water in the first and also somehow forgot it was on the hob, came back half an hour later to find the handle had melted off 😬 Ah/beech tray with hand carved surface, recently completed. Would love to do another, DM me to comission!

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4 months ago
Anyone for coffee? 

Since making this coffee table I've been a lot more precious about ring marks and coasters ect, so though I'd do something about it! 

Hand carved ash board sits on beech feet, joined with a simple housing joint.

Anyone for coffee? Since making this coffee table I've been a lot more precious about ring marks and coasters ect, so though I'd do something about it! Hand carved ash board sits on beech feet, joined with a simple housing joint.

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4 months ago