"Where Have You Been"? I hear you all shout, "you said you'd do a blog regularly"! I know, I apologise its just that I don't think that I have much to say!
Well I've been told (again) in no uncertain terms that I should as there are lots of people out there who would like to see what other people are getting up to at the woodland crafts school.
So to help satisfy that hunger here's a few shots of this past weekends class on woodcarving facilitated for N Lanarkshire Rangers Service. Three (complete) beginners, see what they produced! I'm totally chuffed for them.
Day One was learning about tools techniques and reading the wood. This involved trying all the tools on an exercise project which helps us understand the grain of the wood and how to cut it to gain the best results. It also involved the all important sharpening maintaining and the tool kit.
Day 2, the students Kitty, Bill and Craig brought in a project of their choice, the brief was to not over complicate things and make it difficult to implement the skills to be practised. The guys were great and brought in some nice wee challenges. See for yourselves.
I love the outdoors the natural history, I love being close to nature in all it's diversity, from repairing an old dyke on a hillside and seeing the life which lives in there to skinning a deer to cook in a ground oven in the woods.