3D Wood – Nick Speakman

November 2011

Wow, chainsaws have hardly had a chance to cool down during October. Lots of stump job commissions came out of the Royal Berkshire Show; I have carved a lovely seed pod abstract in Upper Basildon, and a number of large owls here and there, including one near Reading in Spencers Wood.

The next big excitement is a recce trip to the south of France to look at a tree over 100ft tall where someone wants a huge eagle carving. The main priority is to ensure the safety is all sorted so I can work all around the tree with easy movement.

I have been finding that people are very particular about the things they like carved in wood, and have recently had requests for a stork, a cat, a nude and some stampeding horses, all of which are in the pipeline, or scheduled for the next few weeks.