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Splitting Wood with an Axe

by WoodlandsTV ~ 10 November, 2015 ~ 17 comments

Expert naturalist John Rhyder demonstrates the safest, most efficient way to use an axe to split wood for anything from fence posts to bow staves. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Axe Safety

by WoodlandsTV ~ 1 April, 2015 ~ 15 comments

Naturalist John Rhyder has learned through direct experience how best to handle axes safely when preparing firewood. Here he demonstrates the stances, swing actions and range of cuts that can be made to ensure personal safety when splitting wood with an axe. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Axe Types

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 March, 2015 ~ 30 comments

The axe is an iconic bushcraft tool and here naturalist John Rhyder talks us through the various axe designs, their specific uses and how best to preserve sharp, working blades for harvesting, splitting and carving wood. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Ancient Woodland Indicators

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 December, 2014 ~ 10 comments

Naturalist expert, John Rhyder, walks through a Sussex wood, stopping to identify the plants, trees and physical features of an ancient woodland. John explains how even the surrounding area place names can be indicators of a wood`s history. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Making Cordage from Nettles

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 December, 2014 ~ 29 comments

Naturalist John Rhyder shows us the techniques to make cordage using nettles - from the initial preparation of the plant fibres through to the `twist and clamp` process ensuring the nettle `string` has the strength and flexibility required. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk 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 ~ one comment

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 will not stretch. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Traditional Bows

by WoodlandsTV ~ 3 October, 2014 ~ 30 comments

Here naturalist John Rhyder tells us about the thinking processes behind the design of longbows and flatbows used by different cultures and communities throughout history. John also shows us how to work the tillering jig to check a bow is fit for purpose.
http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Foraging for Wild Food

by WoodlandsTV ~ 26 August, 2014 ~ 71 comments

Naturalist John Rhyder takes a walk along the woodland track where he works, identifying different plants along the way and giving us information about their uses, where and when they grow and how best to eat them. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Animal Tracking from Scat

by WoodlandsTV ~ 22 July, 2014 ~ 11 comments

Being able to identify animal droppings can be vital when tracking animals in the wild. Naturalist John Rhyder shows us his scat collection, explaining how the size, shape, smell, location and consistency of droppings are all clues to help inform the tracker.
http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Animal Tracking from Prints

by WoodlandsTV ~ 4 July, 2014 ~ 17 comments

Knowing how to identify individual animal prints when out in the wild is a crucial skill for a tracker. John Rhyder shows us some of his collection of inked animal prints and takes us for a walk along a woodland path to see what animals have passed through.
http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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