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geoff88

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I have now paid for the green woodworking and leatherworking course but would like to know if we have an arrival time on site? Just need to make plans.

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Mesquite

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I have now paid for the green woodworking and leatherworking course but would like to know if we have an arrival time on site? Just need to make plans.

Geoff
Here you go :)

I'm aiming to get there for about 1pm.

We don’t have access to the site until the Monday afternoon, so Monday is set up and then do some stuff in the evening, this can extend into the 4th (the day the FM’s arrive) but that’s not a problem. The aim is to have 1-1.5 days on leatherwork and 1-1.5 days on Green Woodworking.

You’ll get the option of what you would like to do on the leatherworking as you’ll be able to make belts, pouches, sheaths, bags etc, the project you chose can be individual to you.
The Green woodworking will cover camp furniture, carving, baskets etc, again, you’ll be able to choose what you want to do after being shown the basics and Eric will work with you to get it done.

The whole idea is that it’s easy going and you come out of it having being creative and making the things that you want to make. Anyone can take their own tools and use them if they want and for those that need them tools will be provided.
 
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geoff88

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Yeah saw that thanks. It's just that Monday afternoon is a bit vague, was hoping for a time, don't want to sit arround in that expensive carpark for hours.

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Eric_Methven

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I've spoken with Tony and we have decided 3.00pm is the best arrival time for those participating in the pre-moot courses. That will give everyone time to set up their accommodation. Then we'll do the safety talk stuff and get out in the woods to gather raw materials for the green woodworking aspect of the course.

Eric
 

L8starter

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ok so im trying to make a paypal payment. heck cmon, gotta get my money in while the mood is there, 300miles 5 hours but it sounds as though itll be just waht i need

i can manage the 85 in my shopping basket but i cant find a link for the premoot courses nor can i add an extra 100 on to the total.

could someone post a link here please and ill pay both at the same time. it'll be the green wood/leather

i was very excited today to make myself a bush deck chair, couldnt believe how comfy it is even tho its wonky!!

thanks
 

Mesquite

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ok so im trying to make a paypal payment. heck cmon, gotta get my money in while the mood is there, 300miles 5 hours but it sounds as though itll be just waht i need

i can manage the 85 in my shopping basket but i cant find a link for the premoot courses nor can i add an extra 100 on to the total.

could someone post a link here please and ill pay both at the same time. it'll be the green wood/leather

i was very excited today to make myself a bush deck chair, couldnt believe how comfy it is even tho its wonky!!

thanks
I had an email from Tony when I asked about paying.

You can paypal your payment shop@bushcraftuk.com and you'll be added you to the list. Just make sure you put in the header what it's for and include your forum name in the details

Hope that helps :)
 

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Ahh, I probably should ahve set up the option, sorry about that. Just paypal the money to the above address (thanks Mesquite) and comment on who it's for, address and contact details, what it's for etc and all will be well :D

Thanks
T
 

L8starter

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ok its done, im unsure really what ive let myself in for being a newbie around here but im sure itll all be good

oh, but the paypal payment flew away before i could say what it was for or who it was from or anything, nope, nothing to do with me hitting the wrong button or the glass of wine that im drinking...... so tone, when a payment comes through for 185 from anitpotter at yahoo dot com thats me please

eric, im here to learn anything that is being taught but if theres any possibility of bark containers i would be stoked. ive been fascinated by bark since i was a kid and tried to sew it without success. i had forgotten though, until yetsrday when i went to the british museum to see the out of australia exhibition, amazing bark containers, sea weed water carrier too, i wonder what seaweed there is on the beach over there?

what was also so well worth NOT missing is the inuit souwesters made from seal intestines, they are absolutely extraordinary. they are probably always there, i think they are in the permanent collection but ive not seen them before
 
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Eric_Methven

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ok its done, im unsure really what ive let myself in for being a newbie around here but im sure itll all be good

oh, but the paypal payment flew away before i could say what it was for or who it was from or anything, nope, nothing to do with me hitting the wrong button or the glass of wine that im drinking...... so tone, when a payment comes through for 185 from anitpotter@yahoo.com thats me please

eric, im here to learn anything that is being taught but if theres any possibility of bark containers i would be stoked. ive been fascinated by bark since i was a kid and tried to sew it without success. i had forgotten though, until yetsrday when i went to the british museum to see the out of australia exhibition, amazing bark containers, sea weed water carrier too, i wonder what seaweed there is on the beach over there?

what was also so well worth NOT missing is the inuit souwesters made from seal intestines, they are absolutely extraordinary. they are probably always there, i think they are in the permanent collection but ive not seen them before
Yes, we can do bark containers (suitable wood permitting) but I think we may have difficulty with the seal intestines.
There's a hell of a lot to cram in to one and a half days of leatherwork and one and a half days of woodwork, so if we don't cover bark containers during the pre-moot course, I'll certainly do a half day workshop on it during the moot proper. Pre-moot attendees will have first dibs on places if that happens with a maximum of ten people.

Here's a few photos from a bark container workshop run by myself and Rancid Badger

Me chopping down an ash tree. The bark was used for containers, the wood used to make tent pegs and other stuff.


RB removing the bark.


This is the end product. Everyone on the course made something similar.

Eric
 
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Eric_Methven

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I meant to mention before, during the pre-moot three days, there will be a brew on permanently. Tea or coffee and a kettle always on the fire - prob'ly biccies as well.
That way people can have a break and a brew without dissappearing, and if something interesting comes up in instruction/demonstration/conversation they won't miss it. Done it before on most of my courses and it works well.

Eric
 

L8starter

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wow that looks awesome! and especially that you are using ash. the woods whee i am running forest school have lots of young ash and in the autumn we will be coppicing. i suspect that most of the saplings we take out may not be large enough to produce large pieces of usable bark but have a circumference of about two and a half inches. we also have cherry and oak. the woods were planted in the 80s and are very overcrowded and in need of tlc

i agree, thers far too much to pack in in a short space of time and would opt for a seperate course during the week if thats a possibility thanks. it was you mentioning making tools to remove bark from trees that made me thunk it ok to ask

i presume the wood needs to be freshly felled to remove the bark easily?
 

Tengu

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I have got my leatherwork tooling kit.

Have found a whole load of rather boring pewter tankards. was wondering if anyone would like me to bring them in order to put tooled leather covers on?

How do you colour the carvings?? I have varied draughtmans inks, but they are water based.
 

Eric_Methven

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I have got my leatherwork tooling kit.

Have found a whole load of rather boring pewter tankards. was wondering if anyone would like me to bring them in order to put tooled leather covers on?

How do you colour the carvings?? I have varied draughtmans inks, but they are water based.
Yes, bring the tankards - if they are old and knackered they can be chopped up and re-melted for pewter casting. If they are in good nick, we can do covers.
I'll be bringing leather paints (acrylic) so I'll show you different techniques to colour leather.

Eric
 

Eric_Methven

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I've also just finished making a rope making machine for everyone to play with.
The idea being, that much of the camp furniture will be secured with lashings rather than joints (given the tools available to most of us). So it'll be good to make our own cordage to do the lashings rather than using boring old bailer twine.
















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Tengu

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Oh, thats handy. Nothing like modern technology to speed things up, eh?

I have five tankards of varying inclinations; 2 plain handled, 1 with a handle in the form of a pike (fish!) another handled with a flintlock pistol and a third an england football tankard with a lion handle. (This last is a terrible bit of tat that retails for about £25...)

They will be £5 each if anyone wants to reserve one.