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A guide to harvesting tree bark

So, you want to have a go at making a woven bark sheath, or perhaps try you hand at some basket weaving? Getting hold of traditional, natural materials for making your own things can

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How to – Woven Bark Knife Sheath

Let me guess, you’ve bought a Mora 106 and it keeps falling out of the crappy plastic sheath it comes with? Or perhaps you just think these bark sheaths look amazing and want to

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Steam-Bent Blanks

What is steam bending? Wood is mainly cellulose and lignin. Lignin is thermo-plastic. If you heat it up, it gets squishy, letting you change its shape. If you hold it in that shape while

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Why hollow grind?

Hollow grinding for edge tools is nothing new (ever seen one of those old-timey hand-cranked bench grinders?), but it has recently become a bit of a trend in the greenwoodworking world, and for good

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How to – The Feather Spoon

1. Split the wood tangentially. The top side of the spoon will be ‘bark-side up’. Important when making the billet that the rings on the handle end are even either side of the centre or

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