31-05-19 Off chance visit to Tillie and Hariot Sprigg
I was on my way to a show at Elvenden so decided to make an unannounced visit.
As usual Harriot gave me an updated workshop tour.
The saw was from a London company Short from Islington and the chisel had Harriot written all over the beautiful boxwood handle.
Hariot was in the process of making herself a block plane from scratch of course.
She had jointed the metal base with hand cut dovetails!
She was also in the process of attaching this clock makers lathe to a treadle.
To say that Hariott was the most amazing maker of everything is still an understatement.
One of the best weekends I have ever had at an event was when it was a washout and I had time to listen to her without interruption.
She is still going strong and also in the process of setting up her forge area to make more tools.
After I left she was going to take her mill into her forest and do some planking!
Congratulations to Tillie who gave birth a couple of weeks ago.