Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Bodgers shelters

With help from the volunteers at work we finished a bodgers shelter for pole/bungee lathe demos, and another type we've been calling a Somerset Shelter. The ideas were gained from Mike Abbott's book "Living Wood".




I like them both but the Somerset (on the right) turns into a tent-tarp for camping when the front supports are removed and it weighs far less. In the day at demos I'll be using it for preparing billets for the lathe and demonstrating kuksa & spoon carving, fire and cooking.

 Both are made from poles of Birch, Ash and Alder we collected, and stripped, and the material is a thick cotton canvass we had made up to size. All cordage is sisal.
Looking forward to using them in a few days at the Chatsworth show.