by Robin Wood, an
internationally respected wood worker specialising
in use of local timbers and traditional techniques,
but with a distinctive modern twist.
- The International Celebration of the Carved
Spoon in Edale, Derbyshire.
Association of Pole Lathe Turners
The art of wood turning and other wood hobbies -
A lovely Email which I received in May 2013
from a fellow woodworker.
Gudrun & Green Woodworking
I wanted to thank you
for your contribution to the book Simple Pleasures.
My friend bought the book for me as a present and
when I read your chapter on Green Woodworking I was
fascinated and felt something stir inside me…
years later and last weekend I found myself on the
introduction course with Gudrun. What a fantastic
weekend I had! It was just as you described it. The
peace of the woods, the focus, energy and
concentration of the woodworkers and Gudrun’s
inspiration (and cooking) all made it a wonderful
We even camped in a
hut with 2 degrees in the night so the the bucket
shower in the morning and the kettle on the campfire
was a definite highlight!. I sit at work this
morning a proud owner of a “hobbit stool” with a
smile on my face and the smell of the campsite still
in my hair.
Why am I writing to
you? To thank you for your inspiration. If you
hadn’t contributed to the Simple Pleasures book, I
would never have met Gudrun and spent a wonderful
weekend doing something that makes my heart truly
I loved seeing that
you carve spoons on the train on your website. That
is my next project…
Many many heartfelt
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