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Drawhorse detail

Drawhorse detail

Date: 28th March 2010
The simple, effective wedge underneath the clamp allows easy adjustment to hold wood firm as you work on it
Adjustable drawhorse for efficient woodworking

Adjustable drawhorse for efficient woodworking

Date: 28th March 2010
The arms and clamp adjust to the project. Its design utilises the properties of different woods: the body is made of planked Scot's pine, the arms are ash, pins are hazel and pegs are oak.
Participant in a green woodwork taster session at the woods

Participant in a green woodwork taster session at the woods

Date: 28th March 2010
Using a drawknife on cleaved ash on a drawhorse
Seasoned hardwood planked using sawmill

Seasoned hardwood planked using sawmill

Date: 16th March 2010
This hawthorn tree was cut six years ago during a tree surgery job. The narrow kerf of the bandsaw blade wastes little raw timber and gives a fine finish
Using ropes to control large logs...

Using ropes to control large logs...

Date: 12th March 2010
Daz uses the leverage of a cant hook to steer the log onto the sawmill bed as Tom and Rashid belay it down the slope. A big thank you to our volunteers
A fire by friction demonstration

A fire by friction demonstration

Date: 28th February 2010
Dan showing use of an ancient firemaking technique when tutoring a wild fire taster session. Using bowdrill and hearthboard it is possible to use friction to produce a hot coal
Wild fire taster session

Wild fire taster session

Date: 28th February 2010
This participant has used fire by friction techniques to make a hot coal. The coal will begin a fire on dry tinder such as wood shavings, leaves or, as here, straw
Little fluffy clouds

Little fluffy clouds

Date: 23rd January 2010
Larch trees silhouetted against a January sunset at Steward Wood
Tree climbing

Tree climbing

Date: 28th December 2009
Ollie climbs the larch tree next to his dwelling to begin a dismantle fell
Hand felling larch

Hand felling larch

Date: 6th December 2009
A volunteer from Plymouth University using a felling axe to help make the gob cut
Hand felling larch using a crosscut saw

Hand felling larch using a crosscut saw

Date: 6th December 2009
Making the back cut. A volunteer from Plymouth University is using the crosscut saw with Chris to fell this tree downhill (forward in the photograph). The primary 'danger zone' of the fell is in front of the tree
Hand felling larch

Hand felling larch

Date: 23rd November 2009
John bowsaws out the gob cut of this larch tree
Winter sunset

Winter sunset

Date: 6th February 2009
The winter sun setting on the other side of the valley from the woodland
Our Entrance Sign

Our Entrance Sign

Date: 23rd September 2008
The Entrance sign at the bottom of the path into the woodland
Greenhouse in the Sun

Greenhouse in the Sun

Date: 18th September 2008
Temporary greenhouse in the early morning sun
Old Railway Track

Old Railway Track

Date: 18th September 2008
The disused railway track that runs along the bottom of our land
Pathway

Pathway

Date: 18th September 2008
The main footpath into the woodland
Saw Mill

Saw Mill

Date: 20th May 2008
Mike Gardner working his Lucas Mill, prepairing timber for Owens house
Saw Mill

Saw Mill

Date: 20th May 2008
Mike Gardner working his Lucas Mill, prepairing timber for Owens house
Saw Mill

Saw Mill

Date: 20th May 2008
Mike Gardner working his Lucas Mill, prepairing timber for Owens house
Sawn Timber

Sawn Timber

Date: 20th May 2008
Timber sawn on site for Owens house
Knarly trees in March

Knarly trees in March

Date: 24th March 2006
These trees are just above the boundary of our woods on land owned by the National Park, representing a mixture of old coppice and boundary trees
A mossy Dartmoor oak tree, March

A mossy Dartmoor oak tree, March

Date: 24th March 2006
We think this must be at least 600 years old. An example of ancient oak coppice next to our boundary line and the public footpath that runs alongside
Hand felling larch

Hand felling larch

Date: 21st March 2006
The light isn't right in the photo but it conveys some of the scale of the larch trees planted here as a cash crop around 45 years ago. Merlin and a volunteer are using a crosscut saw

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