A few straw finiales that ive made recently.
The pig is up on a thatched roof in Dorset that we finished a couple of weeks ago. The owl and spider I made for no particular reason. Just missed out on a commission to make a cat. Usually I only get asked to make pheasants, so makes a good change.
So, my best friend gave me a box of some of his granddads old tools recently, stuff he thought I might make use of.
I reshaped one face of this little lump hammer, as I like the weight of it and wanted a rounding hammer to to try out when pretending to be a blacksmith. The handle was awful, the hammer kept twisting about. So I figured I’d make a handle out of a bit of ash, shaped with just a rasp file and a biro (always loads of pens, biros, markers.. never any bloody pencils!), finished with a little linseed oil. Not too bad I think, might even become my new favorite hammer :D