I repair, re-handle and deal in traditional hand tools, and have recently moved to Devon – one of my customers suggested that I make myself known to you, in case you feel my services could be relevant to your members and your website.Please see my website: www.theluddite.com for more detail about what I do.
5-day camp @ The Hillyfield, South Devon.
SEPT. 2019: 2nd – 6th & 9th to 13th
A rare opportunity to study with Henry Russell, highly regarded teacher & repository of timber frame knowledge with 20yrs+ experience.
Each 5-day course aims to cover
the basics of structural traditional timber framing using a variety of different timber species and a range of wonderful hand tools on a live-build project at The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor.
- Scarfing timbers together longitudinally
- Accurate marking of timbers, mortice and tenon, and lap joints
- Layout over a drawing
- Traditional plumb-bobbing
- Oak peg making and more…
- The aim is to achieve some wall-frame and also construct an 8m span King-post to collar sling brace truss using oak and larch.
We will be looking at historic timbers and timber framing history during the course and having a jolly good time.
Suitable for any level experience and ability.
When: 2nd to 6th (&/or 9th to 13th)
September 2019 9.30am to 5pm+ each day. Cost: £460 pp (Lunch / tea included, other meals optional). Camping on site (or local hostels).
Where: The Hillyfield Woodland Farm on Dartmoor, Harbourneford, South Brent TQ10 Tools: Tools provided & b.y.o.
Booking: e: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.thehillyfield.co.uk tel: 07976589927
Spaces are limited & in high demand. Suggested you book early!
Due to popular demand we have slotted in an extra Dry Stone Walling course at Bigbury on Sea on the 27th of July. You can find full details and book a place here: https://www.drst.org.uk/pg/course/coursedet.aspx?id=93
An opportunity for a fully immersive 9 months in an off-grid, land-based, regenerative community.
Learn a diverse range of skills from harvesting seaweed to baking in a wood-fired oven, from making hay with a scythe to managing a coppice.
October 2019-July 2020. 2-3 Places available. Application deadline end June 2019.
From Jeremy E.
I am not sure how many DRST members are near Exeter, but I thought I’d just mention that there is an oportunity to collect a nice amount willow – for free (maybe some labour in harvesting it!) the willow is deal for basket weaving and or hurdle fences.
If you are interested you can email me and I’ll provide the details.
It is from Environment Agency land that is managed by a small fishing club/charity that manage it on EA’s behalf, near the Exeter Ship Canal.
The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project has organsised a Valuing Hedgerows Workshop in Scorriton next week. Click below for details.
This coincides with a two day hedge laying course at the same venue on the 5th and 6th. There is one place left as this goes to press…
From Jeremy Weiss
All our DRST hedge laying courses are now fully booked but if you want to learn hedgelaying I am running a two day course at Trill Farm near Axminster in February. There are only six places available on this course. Full details are here: