Come immerse yourself in the woodland ways of our ancestors!
Treewright is a modern translation of the Old English treowwyrhta. The treewright's job was to manage and convert wood into timber, through splitting, hewing and dressing the raw logs using wooden wedges and a variety of specialist axes.
This course will take people into the world of the Prehistoric and Early Medieval carpenter, introducing participants to working fresh green wood with a variety of handtools, starting from the earliest Stone Age tools to the broad axes of Anglo-Saxon England.
This course is the natural progression from the Axemanship Course- delving into the world of traditional timber framing, forestry and experimental archaeology.
Work will revolve around splitting oak and ash logs with wooden wedges, hewing them into beams and marking out and cutting joints, all with hand tools appropriate to the archaeological evidence. We'll also look at green woodworking and carving more broadly making sure yoiu walk away with something you've crafted over the weekend.
Minimum participants: 8 persons.
Absolutely no experience necessary.
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits provided.