The Wood Warlock is the pseudonym of professional woodcarver, Dickie Baugh.
Having left school aged 16, Dick was apprenticed as a shipwright in the royal naval dockyard in Chatham. He drew inspiration from his historic surroundings and the generations of craftsmen in whose footsteps he was now walking. Had the dockyard not closed it is likely that Dick would have remained there all his working life such was his affinity with his work and surroundings but in 1983 fate intervened and delivered a change in direction which saw him embark upon a second profession as a fireman with the Kent Fire Brigade.
For the next 30 years his woodworking interests were necessarily confined to evenings and weekends, carving with members of the British Woodcarvers Association with whom he demonstrated at woodworking shows in London and the South East. Having now retired he has returned to his first love and embarked upon a new career as a professional woodcarver. Finding an outlet through country fairs and private commissions his work comprises of a variety of styles including walking sticks, lovespoons, signs and retirement gifts for members of the emergency services and armed forces. A selection of examples may be viewed in the gallery to provide prospective clients with a general idea of the possibilities before discussing their particular requirements