My friends Michail and Hannes visited last week, we visited Owen Jones in the Lakes and the Carpenters Fellowship Frame event where we were all demonstrating hand tool woodworking. It was school holidays so Ollie came with us. Lots of good times.
And afterwards we toured the Avoncroft museum where the event was staged, one of the highlights was the old circular saw where we were treated to a full tour and even had a go. It ran from a four litre single cylinder tractor.
My favourite part of the museum is the chainmaking workshop and when I last visited there was a chap demonstrating chainmaking but alas he passed away and now they have no one to demonstrate and the exhibit does not have the same life. The baskets are interesting, they are swills similar to Owens but a regional variation which died out.