Ian Woodham – Moderator

Being one of the newer members of the team, I feel I have some catching up to do, and rather big boots to fill, however like many people on the forum I am as eager to lean as I am to share knowledge.  ... Read More...
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Charcoal Making

Way back when I would buy my charcoal in from various woodsmen but after a while, I started to make my own in oil drums, as I have access to an unlimited amount of wood around my workshop! A couple of year... Read More...

Making an Adze – Part 3

Pt 3 -  Making and fitting the handle. Since I don’t use factory made drifts to shape the eyes of my tools, they don’t take factory made handles, which means that have to make every handle that I use. M... Read More...

MAKING AN ADZE – PART 2

Ok, now we have a lump of steel with a hole in it. Time then to turn it into an adze. (Link to part one) Pt 2 - Making an Adze, by Dave Budd I like to begin by isolating a lump to turn into the blade. Th... Read More...

Making an Adze – Part 1

Making an Adze by Dave Budd Most folks that have seen me forging only get to see me making twiddly little things or a knife at events like the BushMoot. So I thought that I would share with you how I make somet... Read More...

Toddy – Moderator

I'm Toddy. I joined the forum way back in 2005. A while afterwards, when Tony asked me to be a Mod, my immediate response was, "Are you sure ?", because I certainly wasn't. I wasn't some wonderfully active and ... Read More...

Mark Aspell (Buckshot)- Moderator

My interest with nature and the countryside started in my youth as my first position was as a Gamekeeper. I still remain a keen sportsman and I combine my interest in keeping traditional country skills alive wi... Read More...