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Hands On Day 2013…. Striking veiws of a good Life

Furnhurst did it’s best job as ever and delivered Sun , Trees and Sky, worthy of a relaxed and informative fun day for all


Hands On Day 2013…. the list so far

Hands Osteve-holmwood-getting-a-bite-in-the-top-with-a-froen Day is the weekend  6/7th July

Please bear in mind that ALL WOODY FOLK ARE INVITED, whether to have a look, have a go, or share a skill or technique. (So long as I have ideas of numbers for catering, that’s fine.)

I’m particularly pleased that many people from other groups will not only be attending but sharing their knowledge on the day; the more the merrier!

Just to give you an better idea of what is on the cards so far:

Tools Auction – Auctioneer Pete Jameson, Clerk – Mark Allery

Bundling and Tying Gadgets and gizmos  – Alan Waters

Catering – Dave Rossney BBQ & Game, Will Wallace – Vegetarian and Puddings

Deer Skittles – fun  for kids and vengeance for adults!

Firestarting – Indian Bow and more – Graham Copland Cale

Gypsy Pegs – Les Brannon (HCCG)

Hazel Bonds – Pete Ball

Knots clinic, Timber arch use & more – Graham West –  South Downs National Park

Orienteering, use of Maps & Compass – Jonti Cooke

Wood & Stone Carving & Polishing – Roger Roberts – p.m. only

Pyrography – Stuart Gunner

Rope Splicing – Vivien Cruickshank

Scythe set up And use – UK – Mark Allery, EU – Chris Letchford

Shrink Pots – Darren Thomas

SSCG Sign Stands – Alan Sage

Spool Knitting – Toni Brannon (HCCG)

Stock Knife – Gemma Root

Thatching Spars – Simon Farndon (HCCG)

Tools Sharpening techniques/tools/materials & rehandling – Ian Swain

Tools for sale – Ian Swain

Tree Doctor – identification and treatment of pests and diseases – Lisa Sanderson (please DO NOT bring samples!!) (Merrist Wood)

Wood Carving & Printing – Ruth Wheeler.

Pole Lathes – probably several

This is the short list.

We may also have (yet to be confirmed)

Chestnut Palings

Chestnut Shakes

Catapault Making & range (they have to be tested, don’t they?)

Hazel Whistles

Elder Whistles

Tools ID – from the best in the business!

Stake Tying competition

Geodiesic domes

And Who knows what else?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2013 10:18 pm

    A wonderful day and an amazing photographer!


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