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Just a man

Just found this and love it   What is he?  -A man, of course.  Yes, but what does he do?  -He lives and is a man. Oh quite! But he must work.  He must have a job of some sort  -Why?  Because obviously he’s not one of the leisured classes.  -I don’t know.  He has […]

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Bronze Age boat, on the water

i We took our Bronze age boat to Faversham to use the slipway at Alan Stayley’s boatyard. Boatyards are very photogenic places so here are a bunch of random pics. I love the mug above, if you are a boatbuilder, when you handle breaks off your much you stick back together with boat epoxy. We […]

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More bronze age boatbuilding

Folk who followed my bronze age boatbuilding last year may enjoy this update. We built the boat as the centrepiece of a traveling Bronze Age exhibition. The boat has now spent 6 months in France, 6 months in Belgium and come home. Now it was time to take it apart, put it back together whilst […]

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shrink pots

What you may ask is a shrink pot? Well it’s an old method of making wooden tubs by hollowing a log out then fitting a base. The ingenious thing is if you hollow the log out whilst it is green, cut a groove for the base to fit and put a loosely fitting dry base […]

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Elvaston woodland festival

Here are a few pictures from Elvaston woodland festival, some of the best craftspeople in the country were there. Owen Jones swill basketmaker probably the craftsperson I most admire, everything about what he does is simply fantastic. website                     John Lord flint knapper I spent a […]

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