Such as bowl turning . . .
and spoon carving . . .
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John Abel came for the day yesterday and told the following fascinating story . . .
He had found an old cleaver and was taking it to a welder to have a ring welded on to make a froe when he decided to do some metal detecting on the way. He was on a known Saxon site and amazingly turned up a froe!
The welder straightened the bends (possibly from the plough) and welded a crack. He reckoned it was very old metal...
He wanted to make a handle so he could use it. The eye was definitely tapered toward the blade so he made it with a lump on the end which he'll trim to fit when the Ash has seasoned.
John also turned a nice bowl from that spalted Birch.