This new bench will be situated next to the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, at the end of the Downs. It will be the centrepiece of a newly-renovated children's playground and will feature carvings celebrating local history and wildlife.
I was helped a lot in milling the timber, at a yard just outside Bristol, by local chainsaw carver Andy O'Neill.
Andy brought along his Alaskan mill, which is basically a frame fixed to a powerful chainsaw. This allows boards to be cut fairly accurately, to a given dimension, from timber that may be in places inaccessible to larger mobile sawmills.