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‘Celebrating Surrey’ at Loseley Park 2010

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videos courtesy of Woodlands TV  http://www.woodlandstv.co.uk

Hurdles can be used for penning sheep, as windbreaks etc. Andrew King makes a hurdle and shows the stages involved.

Alan Waters guides us through the process of making Pimps, Faggots and Benders.

In Part 1 of this series, expert chainsaw handler David Rossney shows the tools and safety equipment needed to fell a tree.

In Part 2 David Rossney assesses the woodland, which trees to fell and why. He explains how he will cut the tree to make it fall where he wants it.

In part 3 David Rossney makes chainsaw cuts to a tree so it falls where he wants. He also deals with a common problem, a “hung up” tree, where the surrounding trees stop it falling as planned.

In the final part of the tree felling series David Rossney trims the limbs from the main trunk. Using the forester’s measuring tape and chainsaw he then cuts the trunk into 2 metre lengths.

The Weald Woodfair 2009

"making tent pegs"  John Sinclair has always made these traditional tent pegs at shows, but then a small child mistook one for a parrott, and so John took this idea to create the fun looking birds you see in the next picture.
“making tent pegs” John Sinclair has always made these traditional tent pegs at shows, but then a small child mistook one for a parrot, and so John took this idea to create the fun looking birds you see in the next picture.
"John's Products" we apologise to John this is not the best photo in the world, but you can see John also makes Noughts & Crosses boards, and 'loaded' dice which appeal to John's sense of humour
“John’s Products” we apologise to John this is not the best photo in the world, but you can see John also makes Noughts & Crosses boards, and ‘loaded’ dice which appeal to John’s sense of humour

"Tim and Angela Mann"  As a full time coppice worker, and with Angela by his side, Tim trades as Mannswood Coppice Products

"a charcoal kiln"  brought to Bentley by Tim and Angela especially for the woodfair, this kiln is one of several used to produce local charcoal for Mannswood Coppice Products

"charcoal drawing"  William Wallace, local Mobile Sawyer, making a stand for the grown ups, joined in with the children's charcoal drawing activities.

"using a Spar Hook to split hazel"  Phil is well known in the group for having built himself a traditional Round House just for fun, and now moving onto the next project, these Spars are invaluable for the thatched rooves Phil put together himself.

"hurdle making demonstration"   Andrew King, Hurdle Maker, showing everyone how it's done.

"pimps, faggotts & benders"  being made famous by Alan and Jo Waters.  Alan is a full time coppice worker trading as Wildwood Charcoal and Coppice

"pimps"

"spoon carving" local coppice worker Peter 'The Spoon' demonstrating the skill of spoon carving and selling some of his wares.

"demonstrating the Draw Knife"  Mark Allery, Polelathe Turner, demonstrating the draw knife, whilst selling some of his turned products

"demonstrating Pole Lathe Turning"  Mark here demonstrating his sandal powered Pole Lathe.  Mark's own blog can be viewed at http://woodlandantics.blogspot.com/

"Frought Wrought"  Mick Stanton, Surrey based Blacksmith, with his wife Lou assisting on the bellows

"it's a snail"  Mick demonstrating that brute force can be used to make something delicate, visit www.froughtwrought.co.uk

"traditional hand made rakes"  demonstrated here by Pete "The Rake", above his head you can see baskets made by Pete's wife

"tine making"  Pete's tine making station, these square battens will become the tines for the head of the rakes.

"educating children and adults alike"  With a microscope on hand and small timber samples for examination, Frank Widdowson had everyone fascinated.

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