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Tool reviews

After many years experience of using and selling specialist green woodworking and carving tools I thought it would be great to add some tool reviews to the site. From modern tools such as tenon cutters which are great for chair making through to traditional Swedish made carving tools there is a whole range from good to really good. So as soon as the workshop is up and running I will start a series of reviews. Below are a pair of great spoon knives from Svante Djarv.

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Getting ready for May

workshopviewTheres quite alot to do but it is a great location with a beautiful view across the fields. The bees are out on warm days and the sheep will be arriving in the field next door soon.

Some course dates at last!

Courses at Woodland Workshops, Suffolk

Our new course list is finally up, we have a great range of courses from rustic chair making, spooncarving, bench making through to willow weaving and clay oven making. Please see the course page for details and dates.

Short 3 hour taster sessions are occasionally available including sharpening sessions. Please phone or email for details. A simple vegetarian lunch is included in the fee as well as plenty of tea and coffee. Please note that no dogs are allowed on site at. Plenty of accommodation is available locally.

07732 799 072    jon.warnes@zen.co.uk

Its the end of the willow cutting season

willowI have just finished cutting the willow on my patch and it is a mix of some rather ugly but useful biomass willow and a really great basketry willow. A lovely lime green bark and very pliable. While I was cutting I found a birds nest from last year nestled in among the stems of an older coppice stool.

Willow weaving at Glenfarg

glenfargWe had a great course at Glenfarg village hall learning how to make willow plant supports. After learning the basic techniques people got creative and began turning them into sculptures.

New greenwood workshop in Suffolk

Opening soon a new greenwood workshop in North Suffolk. Look out for the course list which will be uploaded soon. Courses will include spooncarving, chairmaking, willow weaving and rustic work along with a few extras such as clay bread oven making.