Phew .... it was a bit warm in the gallery garden this weekend for chair making. However we kept shaded and took on plenty liquids ! A great day ... it never ceases to amaze me how with the same starting off materials and tools, that we all end up with such different end products.. Really good makers in Mark and Iain - well done certificates in the post !!
A Big Tree thanks to Clive and Stuart for making the weekend so interesting. Two shave horses made to bespoke size for these two tall lads. Great axe and draw knife skills, and a couple of latent pole lathe experts there as well. Good work guys .. Well Done Certificates in the post. Hope t
A bit of tooling here for you guys and girls. It's meant to be arty and cultural not machismo. Appreciating craft in the first place - before you all think that we've gone down some appocalyptic campsite route. The Best Made crew from Wisconsin are mental and have a really great website and some mad videos, great contemporary marketing for those urban backswoodfolk out there. Have a look at this slow mo http://vimeo.com/15170016
Well we found it interesting anyway. You didn't know chooping wood could be a BAFTA contender. Better than watching some other old wrinkly thing made of Iron.
And of course its the Gransfor at its absolute best. Quality from the Scandies as ever.
Mind you we've been using a Wetterlings double headed throwing axe the other day. Nice balance. -- just for the sake of balance !!
the big tree society