A large part of the service
offered by Sussex Woodsman is the provision of practical demonstrations that
illustrate woodland crafts and provide your group or class with the
opportunity to actually see and experience products being made and the
processes employed in their manufacture..
Our presentations can be undertaken in the
classroom, in the actual environment being studied or as part of an
organised event such as a village fete or country show, our demonstrations
not only add something different to your event, but they also allow people to witness & study the tools, equipment,
products that are used in a woodland environment, which we feel is vital if
we are to help preserve our rapidly disappearing heritage.
Not only will we demonstrate the technology and it's methodology, but we can
offer (subject to content) the opportunity for your students and/or
visitors, to use the tools so they can gain hands on knowledge of how they
work and the processes involved, which we feel is vital if they are to
understand the subject matter.
Our most popular demonstration by far is spoon carving, people find it
fascinating to witness something as simple and mundane as a wooden spoon emerge from
within a log, but are quite often unaware of the involved process entailed
in carving a spoon from the study of which woods to use, the consideration
of grain direction and
shape, to deciding where to place the handle and bowl and then using tools
such as the axe and knife to make the basic spoon, before moving onto more
refined and specialist tools to complete the spoon.