A pictorial Diary of ongoing work at Sallerton Wood

Make a Shave Horse Course ~ 14 - 15 July 2018

Andy with Tom, Kevin, Bob, Ed and Steve on their completed shave horses at the end of the course.

Preparing components ready for shaping on the pole lathe.

Shaping a component on a pole lathe.

Cutting a leg tenon.

Trimming a leg.

Drilling a leg mortice underneath a seat.

The completed shave horses.

Stool-making Course ~ 9 - 11 July 2018

Richard and Tom with their completed stools at the end of the course.

Weaving the seats on the completed stool frames.

Finished seat in Kamber.

Finished seat in Kamber and Elm bark.

Chair-making Course ~ 30 June - 5 July 2018

Julie, Glenn, Tom and John with their completed chairs at the end of the course.

Tom Shaping a back leg.

Julie shaping a crest.

Woodland steamer in use.

Tom assembling a back panel.

Julie assembling her spindle back chair.

Tom assembling his lath back chair.

Glenn seating his chestnut swing bench.

John and Avril seating John's ladder back chair in kamber.

Tom seating his lath back chair in Elm bark.

Summer 2018

The completed washroom for campers containing wash basin and shower with hot and cold water.

Hay-rake Making Day ~ 20 June 2018

Teignbridge Rangers, Jon, Simon, Simon and Jacqui with their completed hay-rakes.

Shaping the shafts.

Fitting the tines.

Introduction to Green Woodwork Course ~ 17 June 2018

Some of the course participants with their completed items.

Shaping greenwood items with drawknives on shave horses..

Chair-making Course ~ 26 - 31 May 2018

Myles, Peter, and Miles with their completed chairs.

The start - cutting a freshly-felled Ash log to suitable lengths with a cross-cut saw.

Shaping the chair components on shave horses.

A side completed.

Positioning a back.

Assembling a chair frame.

Assembling a chair frame.

An assembled chair frame.

Stripping the outer bark from an Elm trunk to get at the inner bark for a chair seat.

Weaving an Elm bark seat.

A completed Elm bark seat.

A Kamba seat nearing completion.

Spring 2018

Laying shakes on the utility shelter roof. The shakes have been cleaved from Sallerton Wood Sweet Chestnut.

Battens fixed to the rafters ready for laying the shakes.

Rafters in position ready for fixing the battens. The rafters are made from Sallerton Wood Larch.

Ridge-board in postion and ready for the rafters.

Preparing and fitting the rafters.

Removing the tarpaulin and temporary rafters from the utility shelter ready for fitting a new roof.

Make a Shave Horse Course ~ 10 - 11 May 2018

A completed shave horse.

Making the components.

Working on a pole lathe.

Mark, Andy, Avril, and Keith with their completed shave horses.

Stool-making Course ~ 5 - 7 May 2018

Carl, Duncan, Vicky, and Sandra on their shave horses.

Shaping the frame components.

Drilling the mortices.

Assembling a frame.

Weaving a seat.

Finishing a seat.

A completed stool.

Spring 2018

The Sallerton Wood stall at the Powderham Castle Garden Festival.

Items for sale at the Powderham Castle Garden Festival.

Setting up at the Powderham Castle Garden Festival.

Thomas checking the pole lathe.
Wooden cups (Kuksas) made from Sallerton Wood Sycamore ~ a recent order.

Shaping the exterior of a Kuksa with a clog cutter.

Turning the interior of the Kuksa on a lathe.

Planting a Small-leaved Lime sapling.

A chair seat made with twisted Chestnut bark fibres.

A new footbridge from the camping area to the washroom. Made in Sweet Chestnut cut from the woodland.

The bridge base in place.

Cross-members ready for fitting.

The bridge base completed.

Chiseling mortices in the cross-members.

Sawn Sweet Chestnut for bridge construction.

Turning the cross-ties.

Winter 2017/2018

A recent chair commission underway ~ Ash frame and Wild Cherry back.
A Journey Stick ~ telling a story of my walk in the woods and the natural things I found and liked.

Safe whittling with a potato peeler.

A den on the island with a Wood Garlic floor!

Snow in the woods!

A dusting of snow.

Creating a track for access to the far end of the wood.

Improved track for access to the top of the wood.

Michael with another new log stack in an area cleared for replanting.

Remains of a large Turkey Oak that fell.

A large Sycamore removed in an area for replanting.

Firewood preparation.

Clearing an area for replanting.

A resulting logstack under construction.

Track widening for quad-bike access.

Track widening for quad-bike access.

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