Basket Making

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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

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

Make a Draw Knife

Making a Draw Knife with Ben Orford Having caught the greenwood working bug with an introductory course in early spring I was determined to make my own shave horse to keep at home. This however got me thinking about which came first the shave horse or the draw knife? No matter how strong and sharp … Read more

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

Advanced Green Woodwork

His First Chair With no woodwork experience at all, James  Lovick-Earl spent 9 days in July on an advanced green woodwork course with Tim Gatfield and produced this magnificent chair with crinoline stretcher and curved arm supports. James, 22 and an aspiring Police officer, was bought the course by his grandparents who had both made … Read more

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

Duncan Chandler Knife Maker

At the Cutting edge of carving Click here for pdf Rob Exton introduces a new tool maker, investigates how a new tool evolved and learns how to put handles on blades….. Internet forums Duncan Chandler is a bushcrafter, full time parent, New Forest resident, and part time tool maker, trading as Dorset Woodland Blades, who … Read more