Tag Archives: green woodworking
Tagged green woodworking, Peter Follansbee, Plymouth CRAFT, wooden spoons
We took a little break from cleaning up several hundred thousand woodchips and shavings the morning after Greenwood Fest 2017.
It was then that Follansbee asked me to take out my phone and shoot a quick video with he and Barn-The Spoon-Carder, one of the festival’s presenters. Barn, you see, had just written a new book–SPON: A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture–and there was some confusion as to the proper pronunciation of the title. If you are remotely interested in spoon carving and green woodworking, this book is a must-own.
These two need to take this show on the road-
Tagged green woodworking, Peter Follansbee, Plymouth CRAFT, riving
There are a lot of good people out there looking for meaning in their work…
And we met a bunch of them at Plymouth CRAFT ‘s most recent workshop on riving wood.
Peter Follansbee led the group and wrote about it in Joiner’s Notes.
Under fair skies and the come-hither of a thousand birds…
…we talked about trees and processed green wood into usable stock.
While we cleaved oak and pounded ash, Charlotte Russell led a Plymouth CRAFT class for those who were more inclined toward the textile arts:
And Paula Marcoux, of Cooking with Fire fame, made a workshop-lunch for us that was, in itself, worth the price of admission.
No sooner had we filled our teeth with poppy seeds then Mr Follansbee gave us a lesson in converting ash into splints–one growth ring at a time.
It’s an almost magical process and a lot of fun to make a trial of.
It’s pretty much therapeutic. All of this “work” is, actually.
All around, it was a great day for splitting for those who arrived.
See you next time?
Here’s the video: