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Martin Jeffery
Maritime Woodcarver,
Ship Restorer

Based in Sydney, Martin is experienced in
ship restoration and is currently involved in the restoration of the James Craig, a 19th century three-masted iron barque, for the Sydney Heritage Fleet.  
He is currently carving the figurehead for the James Craig, completed in October 1998.  He has carved replicas of six eagles for the officers' stateroom and is recreating the vessel's trailboards.
Martin's maritime woodcarving is inspired by the work of the great English craftsman,
Jack Whitehead, who has been involved in some of the world's great ship restoration projects of recent decades.
 

Click on the thumbnails below to view some of Martin Jeffery's fine woodcarving...
figurehead     totem pole     eagle    franceII


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FRANCE II
Recently finished replica figurehead carving from the five-masted, square-rigged barque, France II.
Launched at Bordeaux, France in 1911, the 5806 ton ship carried 68,350sq.ft. of sail, with a length of 150 metres and a beam of 17 metres.
She was the largest square-rigger ever built and represented the final development of the windjammer.
Basil Lubbock, the famous maritime author, referring to a visit payed to the ship when she was in the Thames, said "..walking forward on her fo'castle was like climbing a hill."
Click on the ship below to see plans to build a replica of this magnificent barque.


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Martin Jeffery figurehead


Recently seen on display at the
Sydney International Boat Show,
this figurehead was carved as an
inspiration from Donald Mackay,
the famous Bostonian Shipbuilder
of the 19th Century. The ship was
called "Glory Of The Seas"

Put one on the front of your boat,
or get Martin to make you a
desk-top figurehead!

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Martin Jeffery figurehead



Martin is decended from a long line of seafarers who were based at
Greenwich, England.  He first learned woodcarving from his family's
woodworking studio in New Zealand and later in England.  Later he became
interested in Polynesian carving while sailing around the South Pacific,
especially in the Marquesas Islands.  He still enjoys creating exotic tiki's,
totem poles to any height, bowls and other decorative items.

Martin works in a large variety of timbers and, when possible, chooses
non-endangered species.

Contact Martin to talk over your requirements.  Whether it be an eagle or
figurehead you want carved for your boat, office or home, or a major
restoration project.
For professional advice on one of the world's rarest arts,
SHIPCARVING.

Martin Jeffery

EMAIL MARTIN NOW!

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Totem Pole by Martin Jeffery


This totem pole is of Alaskan and
Polynesian influence. On the back there
is a sacred Easter Island
"Rongo Rongo" inscription.


Commission one for your entrance way,
and entrance your visitors!

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Totem Pole by Martin Jeffery



Martin's Tools





Eagle for James Craig officers Stateroom by Martin Jeffery

This is one of six eagles
Martin has carved for the "James Craig"
They are exact replicas of the
originals found in the officers'
stateroom.
Imagine even one of these
sitting on your own executive desk!



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