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Splitting wood with an axe

Take a look at this short video where I demonstrate splitting wood with an axe, firstly using a stump to split onto and secondly splitting a piece of wood on the ground.  This video can be viewed in conjunction with this post that describes various splitting techniques (written 5 years ago, where does the time […]

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A video from our Nordic Crafts course

We took this short video on our Nordic Crafts course.  It was a bit blowy on the Saturday but much calmer on Sunday.  What a unique opportunity to make your very own Viking style knife in a pit forge, complete with leather sheath as well as learn Swedish axe and knife carving techniques to carve […]


A short video from a Spoon Carving day

This video was taken on our Spoon Carving day course in May 2019.  It was a beautiful day and the sun shone on us throughout.  During the day we looked at knife and axe safety, use and maintenance as well as a variety of carving tools.  We also covered different cutting techniques as well as […]

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Axes

Axes are fantastic tools and one that I believe is important for bushcrafters to master.  On our 2 Day Axe Workshop the first thing I do is to look at different kinds of axes and then describe to our students the different parts of an axe.  Mostly they’re named after body parts, even if the order […]


Bushcraft Tools 1

On our last Carving course Miles, one of the participants, asked me if I could send a list of the various tools that we’d been using over the weekend.  Instead I thought I’d write a post covering some of the bushcraft tools we use on a regular basis. This first photo below shows the tools that I carry […]

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bronze age axe handle

Bronze age axe handle 1

I wrote a post a couple of months ago about a bronze axe head.  Ho Kyung brought it along to our Axe Workshop back in November.  Well it seems I was wrong, he didn’t forget it; his girlfriend Julie, also a friend of mine from tai chi, is an archaeologist and has asked if I’ll make […]