Shave Horse Make

Making A Shave Horse or Pole Lathe at The CherryWood Project with Tim Gatfield For a picture gallery to go with this story CLICK HERE Having caught the greenwood working bug with an introductory course in early spring I was determined to make my own shave horse to use at home. Tim runs a course … Read more Shave Horse Make

Steam Bending Jig

Steam Bending Jig Inspired by failed bends and James Mursell’s book Rob Exton builds a steam bending Jig. I have been involved with many bendings over the past few years and have experienced my fair share of failures. It takes a long time preparing a blank and steaming for the requisite time, only for the … Read more Steam Bending Jig

Timber Framing

Hewnwood – Timber frame building with Alan Ritchie Crossing the bridge over the River Wye, at Hey, the sign reads Welcome to Breconshire. A few miles further on the A470, a left turn to  LLanwern and a meandering lane brings you to to Middle Drostre in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park. You … Read more Timber Framing

Charcoal Making

Woodland Charcoal Production Click here for PDF Background If there is anything you want to know about the history, uses, production methods and marketing of charcoal then Alex Arthur of Chew Valley Charcoal is the man to ask! Fondly known as Charcoal Alex he lives and breaths his subject with huge enthusiasm and energy bounding … Read more Charcoal Making