In this, its second year, there were presenters from USA, Ireland, Holland and Sweden.
This year’s help yourself woodpile was extensive – elder, rowan, blackcurrant, beech, sycamore, lilac, privet, gorse, plum, maple, aspen, willow, blackthorn, robina, whitebeam, hornbeam, holly and a few more. The wood was sourced locally by Robin and by John Mullaney.
It all started on Thursday evening with an introduction from Robin and Barn followed by a presentation from Adam Hart-Davis on his journey with green woodworking.
Friday was mainly about knife and axe safety workshops, presented to groups of ten by most of the well-known presenters. However there were also workshops on leatherworking with Mia Sable and Sean Helmann on sharpening.
Saturday and Sunday was all about making the most of the human resources available.
Sue Holden – axing Steve Tomlin – spoon doctor Owen Thomas twyca cams
Jojo Wood Engraving with Jan Harm ter Brugge Nic Westerman and
Saturday Martin Hazel – working with burrs
Sean Helmann – Pimp your spoon / and maker of the pizza oven and sharpening workshops
Fritiof Runhall – spoons and ergonomics.
At the end of the event there was a spoon club: one hour, twelve carvers and five minutes each with a spoon and then pass it on.
Apologies to T errence McSweeney who was discussing how to protect your body and Wayne Singleton who was carrot carving and Jarod Stone Dahl – no pictures.
Keith Matthews – his bark tool holder + carry box
Barn and Will Wall during the wacky races.