Sunday, 27 November 2011

Campfire cooking

Shared a great few days recently camping out with some friends, practising some skills, keeping warm and eating well.








Cant wait till the next camping trip.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Bowlmate

Just finished off one of these, just waiting for the adze to arrive and I can get making some nice bowls and kuksa a bit easier than normal. Its all Birch except for two of the Ash legs. I felled the tree and cut out the parts with a chainsaw, drilled with an old auger, and cleft and shaped the legs on a shave horse.




Plans are available from Robin Woods website http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/bowlmate.htm


Monday, 14 November 2011

Bark Containers

I managed to harvest some birch bark a few months ago and had a go at some others types of container.



The two containers left and right of the group are the newest ones, using the self locking method on the left and a willow bark stitched example on the right. Both have an inner section of bark glued in to increase the thickness.




I'm quite pleased with them. Most folks like the matchbox best though which is fine by me as its easier to collect the bark pieces for those and there fun to make.