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Backyard Blacksmithing

by WoodlandsTV ~ 11 August, 2017 ~ 10 comments

Here we see Allan Course (the Backyard Blacksmith) at the Bentley Woodfair, demonstrating how to make a simple but effective hook from a six inch nail using an inexpensive, mobile forge set-up - ideal for woodland working. Allan`s skill is apparent and his enthusiasm is infectious - as he encourages us to have a go, keep safe and enjoy! http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Working with Flax and Nettles

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 June, 2017 ~ 7 comments

Here at Bentley Woodfair we see expert Allan Brown talking us through the various processes involved in preparing flax and nettles ready for hand spinning - from growing, cutting, drying and storing through to working the plant to reduce it to its most useful natural fibres. Allan uses traditional equipment, adopting specific techniques to best work the flax. We appreciate how, in times past, this would have had enormous production value - as flax and nettles were used to make all sorts of crucial items, from sails and bed sheets to clothes and cordage - and this skill still has its value today. For more info, please email: thewoollyumbrella@gmail.com
http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Making and Playing a Didgeridoo

by WoodlandsTV ~ 12 June, 2017 ~ 9 comments

Tall Paul (Paul Cook) shares his passion for all things didgeridoo - explaining the principles of making these wonderful wind instruments and how choice of timber (from beech to eucalyptus) effects sound quality - creating varying tones, reverberations and volume. Tall Paul also demonstrates the specific playing methods and circular breathing techniques needed to produce the distinctive didgeridoo sound - all at the Bentley Woodfair http://www.bentley.org.uk/
http://www.didgetallpaul.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Industrial Hemp

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 May, 2017 ~ 19 comments

Nathaniel, Rhys and Yolanda share their passion for the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of growing, processing and using industrial hemp. Not to be confused with its `cousin` plant marijuana, licensed industrial hemp (in this case cannabis sativa) must be grown to contain a level of less than 0.2% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) - the psychoactive constituent of cannabis. This versatile plant only takes 4 months to mature and the whole plant can be used - roots, stems, leaves, buds and seeds for food, clothing and supplements eg the fibres for fabric and the seeds for oils. The seeds are high in protein and contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids eg health-promoting anti-oxidants and omega 3. The hemp we see here is produced on the South Downs but there are various varieties to suit different climates and soil conditions. http://www.vitalityhemp.com/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Sculpting with a Chainsaw in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 14 March, 2017 ~ 5 comments

Chainsaw Sculptor Ste Iredale demonstrates how to carve with a chainsaw.
For more info on the work that he does, find him on Facebook.

Making a Dugout Canoe

by WoodlandsTV ~ 12 October, 2016 ~ 13 comments

Artistic woodworker Arthur de Mowbray puts real heart into his craft as he shares his obvious skill and enthusiasm for designing and building a contemporary leisure boat from available timbers. He talks us through the making of `The Mighty Sparrow`, from a fourteen foot long poplar log. Arthur takes traditional boat-building methods and adapts them to suit the lighter, smaller poplar - whilst still using oak off-cuts for specific structural items. From cutting, carving, stretching and stabilising - to `wearing` the beautiful finished boat - Arthur `s respect for the wood and for his craft is clear. http://www.arthurdemowbray.co.uk/dugout-canoes.
Filmed at Bentley Woodfair http://www.bentley.org.uk/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Making a Bench with a Fallen Tree

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 June, 2016 ~ 12 comments

Tristan Safitch makes a bespoke bench with a fallen tree and plenty ingenuity ...

Music by Jim Nield. Enquiries to jim@musyche.org or find him on Spotify

A CAN film https://www.claudianye.co.uk for Woodlands TV https://www.youtube.com/user/WOODLANDSTV

Painting your Caravan for the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 19 May, 2016 ~ 4 comments

12 steps to painting your caravan in style.

For more info on the work Kako does please visit http://facebook.com/artekako.

Music by Jim Nield. Enquiries to jim@musyche.org or find him on Spotify

A CAN film https://www.facebook.com/filminthecan for Woodlands TV https://www.youtube.com/user/WOODLANDSTV

An Introduction to Cabinet Making

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 December, 2015 ~ 51 comments

Experienced furniture designer and maker Andrew Marsh talks us through the making of a beautiful bespoke wooden cabinet. Andrew adopts traditional furniture making techniques within his work, explaining these terms to us. His love of wood and his passion for his craft is evident, as is his understanding of the various timbers he uses - for different purposes - both aesthetic and practical. http://andrewmaker.com/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

How To String a Bow

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 October, 2014 ~ 3 comments

John Rhyder, expert naturalist, shows us how to prepare a traditional bow using artificial fibre to make the string. He talks us through the techniques to produce a string that is strong but...

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