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Greenwood Working SPECIAL WORKSHOP

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve & Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre

Bradbourne Vale Road

Sevenoaks

TN13 3DH

United Kingdom

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Make a shrink pot (storage container) from a combination of greenwood and dry wood.

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Shrink pots are an ancient way of making a storage container utilising the properties of green and seasoned wood. These shrink pots often turn up buried in the bogs of Ireland filled with bog butter.

Traditional hand tools will be used for participants to make their own shrink pots, and there may even be time to decorate them afterwards.

An outline for the day is given below:

10.00 Welcome and introductions

10.15 Tool talk and health and safety info

10.30 Selecting the material to use, reading the grain of the wood, finding faults in the wood that will effect strength. Round logs will be available to measure and cut into appropriate lengths using bow saws or pruning saws.

11.00 Working in groups the pots will be drilled through using auger bits then the outside of the pot can be shaped using a drawknife and end to end shave horse.

12.30 lunch

13.00 Each pot is hollowed out using an icannel chisel and the inside surface finished using a crook knife.

14.30 A groove is marked and cut around the base of the pot using a vee tool.

15.00 The base is drawn and then cut out from dry wood.

15.30 Finally the base is fitted to the pot to sit in the groove created by the vee tool.

16.00 finish

By the end of the session it is expected that participants will:

  • have been able to make a shrink pot from selected wood which they can take it away with them at the end of the day.
  • have learned how to use the tools provided
  • have gained a better understanding the properties of both green and dry wood.

Suitable for beginners and those who would like to learn more about the techniques used for working with green wood.

Led by Martin Keelor and Sue King who have been running LadyOak wood projects for 8 years, selling their own handmade wood products as well as teaching various greenwood working workshops and courses at various levels.

For further information, please visit the Study Days page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website.

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve & Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre

Bradbourne Vale Road

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TN13 3DH

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