The Surrey APT group demonstrating green wood working at the West Horsley Place fete held on the 9th Sept 2017.
West Horsley Place link.
The end of another busy day for Chris-the-Bowl at the 2017 Bank Holiday weekend in the Woodyard of the Weald & Downland open air museum.
The power of steam driving a large circular saw at the saw mill in the Woodyard of the Weald & Downland open air museum during the 2017 August Bank Holiday.
Here we see Alan of 'Wild Woods' taking a breather.
Standing beside him is a stack of 'Faggots' which he made whilst demonstrating the ancient craft of kindling making at the Weald & Downland 2017 August Bank Holiday weekend. Please do not be offended by the sign.' Pimps' are small bundles of brush and wood. 25 Pimps when bundled together make up a 'Faggot'. With a 'Bender' being an enclosure made of a light weight tarpaulin covered wooden structure.
This photo of the Bog garden and the one below of the Pond, were taken
when we visited the award winning woodland gardens of Ramster Gardens, located in Chiddingfold
A truly beautiful garden full of many species of Rhododendron, Azalea, Acer, Camellia,
Magnolia, Hydrangea and magnificent trees.
Ramster Gardens link.
The Pond at Ramster Gardens.
Lucky old Chris managed to get away after Fleecy Frolics to spend a weeks holiday with his family in one of the beautiful Pollaughan holiday cottages, located near Porthscatho Cornwall. Chris says It's a truly wonderful, peaceful and idyllic location to get away from it all. Little ones can help the owner feed the goats, chickens and ducks first thing in the morning, plus collect the eggs for breakfast. Thought this sunset photo showed some of the tranquility of the area.
To kick off the 2017 season of Green Wood Works craft fair demonstrations, Mervyn ably assisted by his side kick Chris (and his "shove over Mervyn" space consuming bowl turning Viking style pole lathe), set out their equipment at the Merrist Wood college Fleecy Frolics April event. A brilliant day weather wise and fully enjoyed by several thousand parents & children.
A beautiful line up of Mervyns Sussex style spindle back sea grassed chairs on display at the 2017 Merrist Wood college Fleecy Frolics event. The chairs are made from locally sourced green ash, so, if you fancy one or more, why not e-mail Mervyn at email@example.com to discuss price.
A beautiful sunny October morning at the Birtley House Woodlands.
The stunning Halnaker tunnel of trees in the October sunshine. Located in West Sussex not far from the cathedral city of Chichester. Well worth a visit, but don't forget to walk a little further uphill to see the Halnaker Windmill and the WW2 radio direction finding station. On a clear day you should be able to spot the Isle of White, Chichester cathedral, Goodwood and much more. On the day we were there we were fortunate enough to see a Spitfire fly directly over the top of us and with binoculars able see it land at Goodwood.
A couple of beautiful examples of Mervyn's unique chairs.
The end of another busy day as can be witnessed by the amount of shavings generated by Mervyn & Chris on their shave horses. On this occasion Green Wood Works was demonstrating at the Hyde Park Education Centre September 2016.
Mervyn & Jon getting some Ash ready for the students on the Introduction course.
Axes at the ready.
Draw-Knife in action.