green woodworking


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 […]

splitting wood with an axe | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London | axe skills | axe courses | axe workshop

nordic crafts course | forge & fire | fire steel | flint & steel | Kent | London | south east

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 […]

bushcraft, swedish, spoon, carving

bow saws | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Bow saws 1

We have a number of bow saws around the camp that we use on a regular basis, they’re an incredibly useful and versatile tool.  So I thought I’d put together a post talking through some of the main features to look out for as well as a few tips on using one. Size and shape […]


cross cutting | Axe skills | Kent

Cross cutting 2

There are plenty of reasons why cross cutting a tree or large branch is needed.  What is important to remember is safety, you really don’t want to have an accident with an axe.  Ordinarily I carry the Gransfor Bruks small hunters axe and whilst this is perfectly sufficient to cross cut a tree or limb, […]