Sunday, 18 May 2008

Shearing woolly maggots & real bodging.

Next to us today at The Woodlands Farm show today was a guy with a lot of little old engines from the 1920's & 30's. The one above was specially for powering sheep shears. One thing that amazed me was that you can still buy the cutters for these on eBay.

The finished product . . .

Mick the hurdle and besom broom maker brought along a chair spindle for me to make three copies of for a mate of his. The original was quite badly made from birch I think - it even had some bark left on it ! I find it impossible to make things badly so the mate will just have to chop them about a bit if he wants a better match.

At least it gave me a chance to demonstrate real bodging.

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