Monday, March 29, 2010

Green woodworking

I spent Thursday learning how to use a pole lathe and to cleave logs using a froe!  I thought it might be slow and frustrating after having been used to a power lathe but it was satisfying and even relaxing!!  My leg did all the work and I imagined having muscles twice the size on my left leg after a few months of work!  I produced a dibber (for planting bulbs) not bad for a days work (as long as I didn't look at the price of dibbers in the gardening catalogues.  Next to build a lathe and shave horse in our wood ready to the green woodworking workshop that is happening in our wood in April - happy days!

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