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  1. Making a Maypole with my Daughter (part 3 - The Big Day - Ribbons and kids )

    Having cut a long slot in the top 1ft of the Maypole to accommodate the 'crown' for the pole that carries the ribbons we strapped the pole onto the Nissan a couple of days ahead of the event and...
  2. Making a Maypole with my Daughter (part 2 - Snedding, Peeling and Pyrographing)

    Hmmm.. My small garden looks even smaller with a 15ft Larch tree in it...!

    Ok.. so first job is snedding the pole which is code for cutting off the side branches. Larch has a lot of side branches...
  3. Making a Maypole with my Daughter (part 1 - first find your tree)

    My daughter was recently asked if she could provide and erect a Maypole for a Spring Rural event in South Wales on the 14th April.

    She has her own emerging greenwood/woodland craft business and...
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    I've got an indoor workshop in the garage but I...

    I've got an indoor workshop in the garage but I also have an outdoor workshop in the woods which isn't getting used anything like as much as it should as I'm spread a bit thin at the mo with the...
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    No.... the one with the most tools he buys but...

    No.... the one with the most tools he buys but never gets around to using is the winner...!
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    I saw the pictures before I read your commentary...

    I saw the pictures before I read your commentary and my first reaction was what s great pattern you achieved in the dying... Just shows...!

    Paul.
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    Superb box, the oak is lovely and light and...

    Superb box, the oak is lovely and light and creating it was such a great gesture...
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    Respect - A reminder, if one one is needed that...

    Respect - A reminder, if one one is needed that we should live life whilst we have it.

    R.I.P. Al

    Paul.
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    Nice one Ben, hope you are making lots of...

    Nice one Ben, hope you are making lots of shavings. This will be perfect for making your natural round-wood shave horse later on.

    Check out my version of a simple round-wood shave horse, it might...
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    So you want to make a Shave Horse ?

    If you want to make yourself a shave horse but don't have too many tools or you don't want to splash the cash for a pile of seasoned timber then this might be of some help to you...

    I've got a...
  11. Thanks. As it happens, I just set up a...

    Thanks.

    As it happens, I just set up a blogging site for the first time, I thought I might try blogging my way through 2013 with my coppicing, green woodwork, bushcrafting, allotment, and fly...
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    Hi Chris from up the Valleys a bit... Paul.

    Hi Chris from up the Valleys a bit...

    Paul.
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    Hi and welcome from sunny Wales...! Paul.

    Hi and welcome from sunny Wales...!

    Paul.
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    Top man fish, this set will be awesome I reckon.

    Top man fish, this set will be awesome I reckon.
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    It's good fun isn't it...! I've built dozens...

    It's good fun isn't it...!

    I've built dozens of different ones over the last 18 months - it does become addictive, so be warned :-)

    I found that 0.5mm to 1mm holes x 12 holes around a coke can...
  16. x 2....! My opinel locks in both open and...

    x 2....!

    My opinel locks in both open and closed position but you DO have to remember to twist the collar...!
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    Nice little project... Nice to see the young-un's...

    Nice little project... Nice to see the young-un's engaging in it.

    Other useful 'liquids' that also work very well are meths, ordinary cheap baby oil, danish oil, teak oil & sterilizing hand gel.....
  18. 2.5 GB Free on- line photo & file storage

    Hi all,

    I'm using a free online photo, video & file storage facility called DROPBOX. It's great for storing images & video files and for sharing with family, friends, forum members etc and it's...
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    Coming along nicely Ben, slowly, slowly catchy...

    Coming along nicely Ben, slowly, slowly catchy monkey and all that.
    Paul
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    Hi Butty from S. Wales. Paul.

    Hi Butty from S. Wales.

    Paul.
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    Ahh... What ever happened to the 80's... I had...

    Ahh... What ever happened to the 80's...

    I had a couple of AM sets back in the day when they (American imports) were sold 'under the counter' so to speak. Had a fire-stick rod and also a...
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    Hi Fish (et al) The UK episode is available on...

    Hi Fish (et al)

    The UK episode is available on you tube here (approx 45 minutes)



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMAFkh4rWk

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMAFkh4rWk
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    I watched it last night... I think that as...

    I watched it last night... I think that as Bushcrafters, most of us have achieved a degree of preparedness anyway by the very nature of the interests we practice and I know a lot of use keep various...
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    Hi from Wales... Paul.

    Hi from Wales...

    Paul.
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    There are a couple of opportunities to see it...

    There are a couple of opportunities to see it repeated...

    EPISODE GUIDE Series 1 ...
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