Tuesday 30 January 2018, 10-3pm
Free, public event
Cinderhill Wood and Nature Reserve, Five Wents, 5 Cinder Hill Wood, Matfield, Tonbridge TN12 7ED
Part of our series of Ash Workshops
Join The Ash Project and the Kent High Weald Partnership at Local Nature Reserve, Cinderhill Woods in Kent for a day of green woodworking to help celebrate the ash tree and create a lasting record of this iconic British tree.
Using only traditional hand tools and equipment we will coppice an ash tree and then process it into a variety of different traditional items including: spoons, tool handles and stools. We will explore the many traditional uses of ash and learn some skills to make things as we go. We will fell, cleave, split, whittle, shape, shave, bore, batten, point, gouge and bodge. As well as providing all the tools and equipment we will have a hot fire and tea and biscuits.
The whole process from felling to finished article will be filmed and photographed for The Ash Project online archive.
This is a free public event, but places are limited so booking is highly recommended. The workshop is suitable for adults and families Children are welcome but the event will involve extensive use of bladed tools and so close supervision is necessary. We will have some activities suitable for children aged 7 and up.
This workshop delivered in partnership with the Kent High Weald Partnership.