carving


Pruning cuts 1

An often recited mantra in bushcraft is that the more you know the less you have to carry.  The flip side of this, of course, is that the less you carry the more you have to make.  Often the things I find myself making require greenwood and so need to be pruned from a live […]

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Nordic crafts weekend

I thought I’d add a few photos from our first ever Nordic Crafts weekend.  It really was a fantastic weekend and the participants made some lovely items (I even got the time to make a leather sheath for my carving knife). The weekend was focused around 2 traditional craft skills – blacksmithing and carving.  The guys […]


Hawthorn spoon

Back in December we ran a bushcraft day for the volunteers at Stodmarsh NNR; I wrote about it in this post.  It was a great day out and we met some lovely people.  Ben, one of the rangers at the reserve, gave us some freshly cut hawthorn to take away. We’ve been a bit busy […]


More Craftwork from our 5 Day Bushcraft Experience March 2013

David, who attended our 5 day bushcraft experience in March 2013, sent these photos of his craftwork through to me.  They were started on the course and finished at home.  Below are a few tips David sent with the photos: “The bark swelled up and stained brown after soaking for 24 hours (i.e. probably too […]


Carving Weekend April 2013 1

We had a great weekend of carving and our students made some great things.  It was a little odd in terms of weather though – it started by snowing, then was windy and then brilliant sunshine to finish off!  I guess that is what you come to expect of English weather in April, never quite […]


What a great day!

Willow and I spent about 6 hours out and about today and what a glorious day to be outside, the sun is shining and wildlife abounds. Our main purpose was to collect some wood for next weekends carving course so I felled a birch with some interesting bends along the trunk, so it should make […]