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  • Sharing craft at North House Folk School - Robin Wood
    I would recommend a visit even if it means a significant bit of traveling One of my students however had driven from Texas 1500 miles in a huge camper truck that did 8 miles to the gallon As a committed environmentalist I would not recommend doing that You may also like to read Teaching and learning in the USA Birch Bark Canoe build the final chapter China a craftsman s view new boots and panties Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters Black Friday One Response to Sharing craft at North House Folk School Dean Squires December 7 2015 at 12 40 pm I have taken a couple of courses at North house There is magic in the air at that wonderful place I guess you could say I am one of the lucky ones as I can drive there in about 3 or 4 hours Reply Leave a Reply to Dean Squires Click here to cancel reply Name required Email will not be published required Comment Search Blog Posts News and social media My newsletter has updates on new products courses and events Sign up here Latest blog posts Creative goodness The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Do what you love The Man Who Made Things From Trees me on Radio 4 Featured blog posts How to price craft work business advice for craftspeople Which is the best spoon carving knife hook knife any fool can make something more complex but it takes real genius to make things simple again building the world s most iconic viking ship part 1 Welsh love spoons and cawl spoons how to make a new axe handle What is the best knife for wood carving and whittling which is the best axe for carving bushcraft general use how
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/11/25/sharing-craft-at-north-house-folk-school/?replytocom=250182 (2016-05-01)


  • bushcraft Archives - Robin Wood
    bushcraft general use By Robin Wood on July 25 2010 in axes bushcraft promoted spoon carving woodworking tools I get asked which is the best axe for carving a lot so thought it would be good to make a blog post which I can refer folk back to In the world of Bushcraft most folk go for the Gransfors Bruks small forest axe it is recommended by Ray Mears which no doubt helps Continue Reading 28 how to make elderflower fritters By Robin Wood on July 3 2010 in bushcraft food Years ago I loved to experiment with wild food and worked my way through Richard Mabey s food for free After a couple of years experimenting with stewed nettles and the likes I came down to half a dozen wild foods which I still enjoy when in season but the rest are the sort of thing Continue Reading 6 Ray Mears Northern Wilderness and cedar crafts By Robin Wood on December 6 2009 in bushcraft traditional craft We don t have a TV but occasionally folk tell me about things that are worth watching on BBCiplayer so this week I watched the last episode of Ray Mears Northern Wilderness series I chose that episode partly because I had heard it was the best and partly because if covered the North West coast of Continue Reading 0 Linacre woodland festival By Robin Wood on August 22 2009 in bushcraft traditional craft Last weekend I was turning at Linacre woodland festival near Chesterfield It is a lovely small local event in nice woodland alongside the reservoir There are some excellent craftspeople demonstrating and we stay on site and have a nice evening round the camp fire sometimes work can be very pleasurable indeed It is a family friendly Continue Reading 0
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/category/bushcraft/ (2016-05-01)

  • Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters - Robin Wood
    a 1 mile portage means walking 6 miles 3 of them with heavy loads and then the sun came out Moose footprints we saw lots of these and fresh droppings but sadly did not see a moose and another portage most days we had three or four of these and then the weather cleared again we were incredibly lucky to get this in October it could have been snowing Paddling still waters alone in silence three days paddle from the nearest dirt road it does not get any better than this For me this is a spiritual experience More fishing still no fish Me in a very happy place What a campsite Did I mention my bushcraft axe Ken went fishing at sunset and finally caught our only fish of the trip a decent walleye We had spent 160 on permits but it tasted great Campsite visitor I guess we will probably be the last folks he can scavenge from for a while Loading up in the mist otter scat in the foreground This day we got really wet My canoe sprung a leak so I was kneeling in 3 of ice water we had a long way to travel with some big portages We stopped for lunch made hot soup and patched the leak in my canoe with spruce tar and bear grease as you do The last campsite We arrived here after a long day the last portage was in the dark followed by paddling across a lake and searching for the campsite by headtorch No campfire but we rigged up a tarp cooked and were ready for bed The very last portage in the rain Thankfully the final lake we had a tailwind and almost surfed the last mile home Closing selfie It was a very special time with very special people What did I learn Very hard work when shared with good friends can be fun Time spent deeply immersed in nature is a fine antidote to time spent in front of a screen If you find truly amazing inspiring people you should go out of your way to make sure you spend quality time with them there will be very valuable outcomes yet unknown down the line Those five days will be remembered in fine detail in many years time they were precious I should strive to make more times in my life when I am living like this You may also like to read Do what you love Black Friday Heading to the USA Haddon Hall show preview fantastic video of foot powered bowl turning in China Sharing craft at North House Folk School 6 Responses to Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters Justin November 17 2015 at 1 44 pm Looks like a fine trip Robin We should all heed the advice in your last paragraph it would be a better world if we did Reply Dan Bell November 17 2015 at 8 21 pm What a fantastic trip looked like
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/11/17/birch-bark-canoe-trip-to-the-boundary-waters/comment-page-1/ (2016-05-01)


  • Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters - Robin Wood
    1 mile portage means walking 6 miles 3 of them with heavy loads and then the sun came out Moose footprints we saw lots of these and fresh droppings but sadly did not see a moose and another portage most days we had three or four of these and then the weather cleared again we were incredibly lucky to get this in October it could have been snowing Paddling still waters alone in silence three days paddle from the nearest dirt road it does not get any better than this For me this is a spiritual experience More fishing still no fish Me in a very happy place What a campsite Did I mention my bushcraft axe Ken went fishing at sunset and finally caught our only fish of the trip a decent walleye We had spent 160 on permits but it tasted great Campsite visitor I guess we will probably be the last folks he can scavenge from for a while Loading up in the mist otter scat in the foreground This day we got really wet My canoe sprung a leak so I was kneeling in 3 of ice water we had a long way to travel with some big portages We stopped for lunch made hot soup and patched the leak in my canoe with spruce tar and bear grease as you do The last campsite We arrived here after a long day the last portage was in the dark followed by paddling across a lake and searching for the campsite by headtorch No campfire but we rigged up a tarp cooked and were ready for bed The very last portage in the rain Thankfully the final lake we had a tailwind and almost surfed the last mile home Closing selfie It was a very special time with very special people What did I learn Very hard work when shared with good friends can be fun Time spent deeply immersed in nature is a fine antidote to time spent in front of a screen If you find truly amazing inspiring people you should go out of your way to make sure you spend quality time with them there will be very valuable outcomes yet unknown down the line Those five days will be remembered in fine detail in many years time they were precious I should strive to make more times in my life when I am living like this You may also like to read Do what you love Black Friday Heading to the USA Haddon Hall show preview fantastic video of foot powered bowl turning in China Sharing craft at North House Folk School 6 Responses to Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters Justin November 17 2015 at 1 44 pm Looks like a fine trip Robin We should all heed the advice in your last paragraph it would be a better world if we did Reply Dan Bell November 17 2015 at 8 21 pm What a fantastic trip looked like it
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/11/17/birch-bark-canoe-trip-to-the-boundary-waters/?replytocom=247086 (2016-05-01)

  • Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters - Robin Wood
    1 mile portage means walking 6 miles 3 of them with heavy loads and then the sun came out Moose footprints we saw lots of these and fresh droppings but sadly did not see a moose and another portage most days we had three or four of these and then the weather cleared again we were incredibly lucky to get this in October it could have been snowing Paddling still waters alone in silence three days paddle from the nearest dirt road it does not get any better than this For me this is a spiritual experience More fishing still no fish Me in a very happy place What a campsite Did I mention my bushcraft axe Ken went fishing at sunset and finally caught our only fish of the trip a decent walleye We had spent 160 on permits but it tasted great Campsite visitor I guess we will probably be the last folks he can scavenge from for a while Loading up in the mist otter scat in the foreground This day we got really wet My canoe sprung a leak so I was kneeling in 3 of ice water we had a long way to travel with some big portages We stopped for lunch made hot soup and patched the leak in my canoe with spruce tar and bear grease as you do The last campsite We arrived here after a long day the last portage was in the dark followed by paddling across a lake and searching for the campsite by headtorch No campfire but we rigged up a tarp cooked and were ready for bed The very last portage in the rain Thankfully the final lake we had a tailwind and almost surfed the last mile home Closing selfie It was a very special time with very special people What did I learn Very hard work when shared with good friends can be fun Time spent deeply immersed in nature is a fine antidote to time spent in front of a screen If you find truly amazing inspiring people you should go out of your way to make sure you spend quality time with them there will be very valuable outcomes yet unknown down the line Those five days will be remembered in fine detail in many years time they were precious I should strive to make more times in my life when I am living like this You may also like to read Do what you love Black Friday Heading to the USA Haddon Hall show preview fantastic video of foot powered bowl turning in China Sharing craft at North House Folk School 6 Responses to Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters Justin November 17 2015 at 1 44 pm Looks like a fine trip Robin We should all heed the advice in your last paragraph it would be a better world if we did Reply Dan Bell November 17 2015 at 8 21 pm What a fantastic trip looked like it
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2015/11/17/birch-bark-canoe-trip-to-the-boundary-waters/?replytocom=247141 (2016-05-01)

  • craft business stuff Archives - Robin Wood
    business stuff Uncategorized Off to London tomorrow 4 30am start to judge the winners of the new national craft awards Then 3 days carving spoons in front of the masses at the Ideal Home Show and maybe if I am lucky selling some bowls Come and say hello if you are down that way If you miss me this Continue Reading 0 Crafted business advice for craftspeople By Robin Wood on January 29 2013 in craft business stuff Uncategorized Like all craftspeople I love making my work I love my raw materials I love my old tools and tools I have made myself I love the process of making I love hearing from customers that use my bowls and spoons Like most craftspeople I don t enjoy trying to sell my work or running the Continue Reading 1 craftpeople are you selling your heart and soul By Robin Wood on December 23 2010 in craft business stuff philosophy wooden bridges I think it is common for craftspeople to have very ambivalent feelings about selling their work On the one hand it can be a wonderful experience when we meet someone who really apreciates what we are doing and will enjoy the objects we make on the other it can leave us feeling cheapened as if Continue Reading 6 Traditional crafts mapping project are you on the map By Robin Wood on June 6 2010 in craft business stuff Heritage Crafts Association other craftspeople traditional craft The Heritage Crafts Association have launched a map of traditional craftspeople in the UK This great map allows you to zoom in to your county or area and follow links to websites or get contact details of interesting traditional craftspeople to visit or commission If you are a traditional craftsperson and not on the map
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/category/craft-business-stuff/ (2016-05-01)

  • promoted Archives - Robin Wood
    spooncarving died out in England it continued to be strong in Wales with many folk still alive that ate all the time with wooden bowls and spoons in their youth This was particularly the case for the Welsh national dish a traditional broth called cawl recipe below Continue Reading 12 how to make a new axe handle By Robin Wood on December 14 2010 in axes other woodwork promoted I wrote this article a few years ago before I was blogging and thought it might be of interest to have here Fitting an axe handle in this blog post First wood selection The perfect wood is nice straight grain ash fairly fast grown if it gets more than 6 8 rings per inch it is Continue Reading 3 What is the best knife for wood carving and whittling By Robin Wood on November 29 2010 in knives promoted spoon carving Uncategorized Woodcarving is so much easier if you have the right tools for the job and thankfully in this case the right tools need not cost a fortune So what makes the best knife for wood carving and whittling and what should you look for when buying one It should be made of a good quality Continue Reading 45 which is the best axe for carving bushcraft general use By Robin Wood on July 25 2010 in axes bushcraft promoted spoon carving woodworking tools I get asked which is the best axe for carving a lot so thought it would be good to make a blog post which I can refer folk back to In the world of Bushcraft most folk go for the Gransfors Bruks small forest axe it is recommended by Ray Mears which no doubt helps Continue Reading 28 how to carve wooden bowls By Robin Wood
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/category/promoted/ (2016-05-01)

  • welcome to my new blog and website - Robin Wood
    together in one place I am incredibly grateful to my friend Tom Broughton who did all the styling and branding work on the front end and all the techy stuff behind the scenes that made it all work smoothly In Sweden I gave a talk on the benefits of the internet for craftspeople and I was very pleased to be able to show a clean simple modern looking site and report that it has already resulted in an increase in sales Now off to process all those Swedish photos for some more blog posts You may also like to read Do what you love Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters Haddon Hall show preview Six happy years Elvaston woodland festival John Neeman carving axe Robin Wood edition One Response to welcome to my new blog and website John Wooldridge October 10 2013 at 7 28 pm Great new site Robin very impressive Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Email will not be published required Comment Search Blog Posts News and social media My newsletter has updates on new products courses and events Sign up here Latest blog posts Creative goodness The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Do what you love The Man Who Made Things From Trees me on Radio 4 Featured blog posts How to price craft work business advice for craftspeople Which is the best spoon carving knife hook knife any fool can make something more complex but it takes real genius to make things simple again building the world s most iconic viking ship part 1 Welsh love spoons and cawl spoons how to make a new axe handle What is the best knife for wood carving and whittling which is the best axe for carving
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/09/welcome-to-my-new-blog-and-website/ (2016-05-01)


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