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Woodland Craft

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1784943967
Genre : Woodwork
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Accompany woodsman Ben Law as he celebrates the amazing diversity of craft products made from materials sourced directly from the woods. Including brooms, rakes, pegs, spoons, chairs, baskets, fencing, yurts and even a caravan, the items are hewn from freshly cut green wood, shaped by hand and infused with a simple, rustic beauty. Detailed instructions and advice are given for each craft, along with essential knowledge about tools and devices.
Category: Woodwork

Woodland Workshop

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1784943436
Genre :
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A woodland craftsman's workshop should bring immense pleasure and the tools and devices that furnish it are unique to woodland work and have formed the heritage of woodland crafts that we have today. Following on from his successful book Woodland Craft, woodsman Ben Law explains what makes a good workshop, outlines the key tools needed, gives information on how to sharpen them and shows us how to make an array of fascinating devices from scratch. Projects include: peeling jig, pole lathe, woodsman's grip, cleaving brake 16 step-by-step woodland device projects Beautiful photography and illustrations A foundation book for every green woodworker to use as reference Coupled with interesting titbits of historical and practical information, this is an invaluable guide for every green woodworker.

The Woodland Way

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1856230090
Genre : Nature
File Size : 48.46 MB
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Category: Nature

The Woodland Year

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1856230333
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 53.69 MB
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Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law’s yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.
Category: House & Home

Forest Craft

Author : Richard Irvine
ISBN : 1784945005
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With an emphasis on safety and adult supervision, Forest Craft presents a range of simple and fun projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards. The author, Richard Irvine, extols the virtues of exploring woodland, getting to know the trees in your local area and learning about their characteristics and suitability for whittling. Projects such as a kazoo, mini furniture, duck call, rhythm sticks and elder wand. Includes a thorough guide to the basic tools and equipment that are required, the timber he recommends and would advise against for beginners, and the techniques that will be used in the projects. 20 projects, with simple step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs and useful tips. Includes a chapter on safety and safety tips throughout. Appealing to both forest school teachers and families, this is a book that can be turned to time and time again, through the different seasons and over many years. The skills learned can be treasured and passed down through generations, in time-honored traditions.

Doing Children S Geographies

Author : Lorraine van Blerk
ISBN : 9781317969020
Genre : Reference
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Doing Children’s Geographies provides a useful resource for all those embarking on research with young people. Drawing on reflections from original cutting-edge research undertaken across three continents, the book focuses on the challenges researchers face when working with children, youth and their families. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides alternatives to some of the difficulties researchers face and highlights methodological innovations as geographers uncover new and exciting ways of working. The second part specifically addresses the issues surrounding children and youth’s participation providing critiques of current practice and offering alternatives for increasing young people’s involvement in research design. Finally, the book broadens to a consideration of wider areas of concern for those working with children and youth. This section discusses the nature of childhood in relation to research, the place of emotions in research with young people and the process of undertaking applied research. This book was previously published as a special issue of Children's Geographies
Category: Reference

Careers Working Outdoors

Author : Allan Shepherd
ISBN : 0749437030
Genre : Occupations
File Size : 45.57 MB
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A reference guide to the wide range of jobs available for those wanting a career outdoors. Covering everything from landscape gardening to countryside management or working on a government-funded research farm, the volume explains what each job entails and gives practical advice on how to get into each particular profession. There are real-life case studies, useful addresses and Web site URLs.
Category: Occupations

Woodland Craftsmen

Author : Ivan George Sparkes
ISBN : IND:39000005777953
Genre : Artisans
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Much interest surrounds the story of woodland crafts and the men who worked amongst the trees making the domestic and agricultural implements that were once familiar to all but have now disappeared almost as completely as the dedicated craftsmen themselves. All over Britain there were centres for rake makers, bowl turners and chairmakers, while in the Midlands the clogger played an essential part in industrial life. The tools they used were, in general, common to all the woodland crafts, but each trade had some kind of break or horse or special cutting tool that was designed for a particular task and was peculiar to that craft. It is fortunate that over the years a number of writers have photographed and made detailed reports on these craftsmen and their products, and that several museums such as the Salaman Collection at St. Alban's and the Museum of English Rural Life at Reading founded collections of the tools before they completely disappeared. These documents and artefacts are now of the greatest social importance, for the woodland crafts, with their economical use of natural materials, provided an unlimited supply of essential objects for use in village life long before such objects were mass-produced.
Category: Artisans

Traditional Woodland Crafts

Author : Ray Tabor
ISBN : 0713475005
Genre : House & Home
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A practical guide to green woodwork and the coppice crafts, showing how to use traditional tools and techniques to make traditional products from small round wood, and help in the conservation of the native woodland besides. The content includes: Woodmanship and Coppicing Tools Devices Buying, measuring and cutting Riving woodproducts for gardens FencingWood for thatching Tent pegs Withes Walking sticks Besom brooms Gate Hurdles Wattle hurdles The market place Raymond Tabor has worked for twenty years in a woodland nature reserve, producing and selling traditional products, leads courses in woodland crafts and management, and has written regularly on crafts, tools and woodland conservation, including a booklet on coppicing. This is the ultimate guide for any nature enthusiasts interested in woodland crafts.
Category: House & Home

Craft Industry And Everyday Life

Author : Carole A. Morris
ISBN : IND:30000079563791
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The latest fascicule from the York Archaeological Trust presents over 1,500 wooden objects and woodworking implements recovered from excavations around Coppergate. Roman and non-Roman material was recovered, but the majority of items came from tenement plots dating from the 9th to 15th centuries. The huge variety of objects, grouped by type, mainly comprise small portable, domestic and utilitarian artefacts and the waste production from manufacture, but also include wooden building accessories, such as shingles, and items reworked from ship timbers. Possibly the most significant group of objects is the small spindle-turned cups and their associated waste production, published here in great detail. Each find is catalogued along with details about the practical use of the object and the nature of the wood itself. Reference is made to material from the only other comparable site, Viking Dublin, and from other sites in Britain and northern Europe.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies