Friday, 26 July 2019

Monday 15th July  Kent meeting at White Chimney Wood


Len  making a fresh willow plant holder.

Keith admiring a couple of stools from a potential new member.

He lives in a converted Oast house and inherited a workshop from his grandfather. Lucky man, does not use fixings just joints and pegs.


Jeremy shaving something, not sure what however.

Our new Treasurer John Williams preparing for a vampire hunt later.

Our cakemaker Carole Leonard on her peg loom.

The Kent group shelter being fabricated prior to a grand  assembly at Coopers Wood.


Keith making mini hurdle components, Harry in the background.

Kent meet twice a month on Mondays and get pretty busy!

Thursday, 25 July 2019

17th July Summer reception to meet the new master  at Apothecaries Hall

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Andrew Sindall 

Worshipful Company of Turners

Tim Cranmore a famous instrument maker gave the demonstration – making a recorder from a carrot. Great fun, he is a good entertainer and a member of the vegetable orchestra. Check out the on line videos.

Kent group meeting at Cooper’s Wood Keston 20/21st July

This was the wood looked after by Graham Aslett who sadly left us last year after a short illness.

Phill, with the first outing of his 10' yurt. He now has plans for a Mk2. 

Friday night had a bit of a deluge - it proved to be waterproof.

Sunday lunch with his family.

Coracle planning committee for the next Kent meeting.

Graham's two sons Richard and .... preparing to cut the cake.

Carole Leonard made this fabulous cake - central figure carved by Robin Etheridge.

What a lovely tribute to Graham, good turn out from the Kent group and his local friends. Hopefully we may do this again next year.

Cranbrook Iron Makers Fair Etchingham 6/7th July

This was my first time at this event, organised by Cranbrook Iron - local blacksmiths. I did not get too much time to meet all the makers but have these pictures. I missed Amy Leake who was opposite me.

This was Claudine's setup

These hatters were good fun.

Met this lady last year whilst visiting.

John Burbage

Great event, small footfall but an appreciative one. Look forward to next year.