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Making a Trug ~ by WoodlandsTV

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How the South Down modern trug is made. The Cuckmere Trug Company also make the famous Royal Sussex Traditional Trug from sweet chestnut and cricket bat willow, as well as many other types of trug. woodlands.co.uk

Posted in: Traditional Skills ~ On: 27 December, 2009

10 comments so far

happybonzo
December 27, 2009

Trugs are still made using Chestnut for the frames and handles. The boards are made from willow
The use of plywood seems rather a shame when the natural materials are available
I’m a bit surprised at Woodlands TV for making this video as most of their videos show real traditional crafts using natural materials not ply

WOODLANDSTV
December 28, 2009

Glad you like our films but sorry you were disappointed with this one. Robin did describe the traditional trugs, but we didn’t have pictures to support it. The film was long so we decided to concentrate on the construction process which was more visual. They only demonstrated making othe modern trugs that day . To balance things we put a description of the traditional trugs made of chestnut and willow in the notes.
Anyway thanks for your comment -and thanks for watching

Rob Tuppen
February 5, 2010

Dear Happybonzo, as a matter of fact my company are the original makers of the famous Royal Sussex Traditional Trug, which we have been making for 180 years now. We make both types of Trug to compliment each other and to ensure that the Traditional Trug can continue to be made for future generations. It so happened that, on the day that Woodland TV visitied our stand we were only demonstrating the South Down Trug whereas the day before we had been demonstrating the Traditional Trug. Come and see our workshops if you like!

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June 29, 2010

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September 23, 2010

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pazzainit
December 18, 2011

£36!


James Parry
December 18, 2011

£36!


mahargengraver
January 7, 2014

why call it traditional when it is nothing of the sort. You might be able to pull the wool over most peoples eyes but this is unnecessarily beautified with all sorts of girlie bling, it reminds me of the German and Dutch word 'betrug'……..to cheat!

mahargengraver
January 7, 2014

why call it traditional when it is nothing of the sort. You might be able
to pull the wool over most peoples eyes but this is unnecessarily
beautified with all sorts of girlie bling, it reminds me of the German and
Dutch word ‘betrug’……..to cheat!

BlackSeranna
February 14, 2016

Just gorgeous.

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