hurdle-making

Hurdles-

Just 10 riven parts

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Come out of oak trees

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And a few pins besides

Worked by hand

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photo by Marie Pelletier

With wedges and froes

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Hatchets and drawknives

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photo by Marie Pelletier

While the wood is green and forgiving

And all joined together

Satisfyingly

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photo by Marie Pelletier

To fold away your sheep

Or that cilantro

That you keep

Perhaps your look

Before it leaps-

Come learn from

The bearded man named Follansbee

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Who wants you experience

The joy of making useful things

From the tree itself

It’s a lesson in wood grain

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And efficient use of edge tools

Taught in the woods between 2 ponds

Where the fire will warm you

As you carve by the light of it

Nourished by real food

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photo by Marie Pelletier

And friendly company

Hurdles to keep

Your interest in green-woodworking

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photo by Marie Pelletier

Grazed and well-ordered

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Still time to sign up for:

Riving & Hurdlemaking Weekend 

Splitting logs & practical applications, with Peter Follansbee and friends

Oct 29-30, 2016 9 am-4 pm 

Meals provided/lodging available

Pinewoods Dance Camp, 80 Cornish Field Road, Plymouth MA

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One thought on “hurdle-making

  1. hiscarpentry says:

    Looks like a fun weekend!

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