Monday, 21 April 2014

White Chimney Woods 18-04-14 Kent group hosted by John Burbage

Phill and John making running repairs to a wind break.

Damien Goodburn hewing demonstration using ancient methods and tool work.

I thought this was a good turn out as the forecast for the weekend was not good and it was a Bank Holiday weekend.

Sue Reeve on her first pole lathe outing, she has either ‘peaked very early’ or is due to be an outstanding turner.

Her Damson chair leg was far too good for a beginner.

Ed Murphy making another ladder whilst chatting to Terry Jones.

I was using one of Graham Aslett’s stail engines to make tenons for a ‘Ball’ shelter poles.

Paul, aka 'Bardster' shaping a kuksa whilst enjoying the sunshine. He is part of the Bushcraft organisation.

We were invited a few weeks ago to attend the Bushcraft event next Bank holiday weekend in Kent the week before the Ball.

He will be demonstrating leather work at the Ball.

Harry Rogers had been forging some hook knives and was now making the handles.

Mike Gordon putting the finishing touches to the completed beam with a historically correct replica axe.

Apparently there were no such things as side axes until very recently

Sunday morning proved to be a little damp. John B and Mike put this impromptu lean - to shelter up in 20 minutes and then made and lit the fire in no time at all – now that’s what I call service!

Warning – these images are not to scale – right is the new age of tree recognition and below a modest  breakfast for a young vet.

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