So much has happened in the week since we ran our first courses at our Greenwood Camp that I haven’t had the time or inclination to make any posts.
It always amazes me that people with no previous experience can come and spend a day mastering new techniques well enough to make things like these…
|2 spurtles and a honey drizzler in Elder|
I always remember my first attempt on a pole lathe was to make the long pin to hold the frame onto a shave horse. I struggled to control the tools to make nice cuts and the finished pin looked dreadful. But it works and I still have it and show it to the novices.
It was good to use Elder which actually came from our land. In my opinion a much underrated wood which is surrounded by ancient superstitions. It takes a very nice cut and is quite hard when it dries – I use it a lot for making spoons.