Woodwork at Advent

There is something very therapeutic about working with wood.

Marmaduke and I made a stool as a Christmas gift for a close friend.  A cool guy should be able to do some carpentry.











By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.  ~  Desiderius Erasmus

I seem to have really caught the carpentry bug again.  So, what’s next?  Build a boat in the basement?


p1050279no little teddy bears were hurt during the making of this little cracket

jack collier


11 responses

  1. […] the success he had making a traditional North of England wooden stool, (a cracket), Marmaduke has been looking around for his next project.  He and I had a few words of […]


  2. That bear is sure talented! 😉


  3. I love a handy beautiful thing like a cracket. Functionally perfect and perfectly hand-crafted. You should make a mini one for Marmaduke. It would be so damn cute.


  4. Awesome stool, but it looks to me that Marmaduke did most of the work! Good job, Marmaduke! Next time make Jack do something useful 🙂

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  5. Wow , one very lucky friend. It’s beautiful.

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  6. Awww how nice! A gift for your friend, and I love the bear 🙂

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  7. We love carpenters at Gastradamus, good for you man. Would love to hear your thoughts on our new piece of literature they call Queen Kong and I

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  8. VictoryInTrouble | Reply

    Wow, that’s a nice stool and such cute pics of the bear. He’s a hard worker…I hope you gave him some honey. 😀

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    1. He likes marmalade, old English, with all the peel.

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      1. VictoryInTrouble | Reply

        Ah, a bear of discerning taste.

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  9. I love how you took these photos! They’re wonderfully done

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