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Wonderful Wood

Date: 23rd Sep 2017
Start Time: 0:10 am
End Time: 0:04 am

23th Sept.       Wonderful Wood - A day for everyone to get close to wood with Steve, one of our volunteers. We will have examples of different woods and you can find out why each  species of wood was selected above others for a particular task. You can  delve into the folk-lore and aesthetics of wood.  We plan to have a wood turning demonstration Wood turning was an important part of wheel making.  The hubs were roughly cut to shape from the tree trunk using an adze and then mounted in the lathe to make them cylindrical.

Until the advent of the steam engine and the internal combustion engine, the lathes were powered either by water wheel, treadle or horse. At Chedham’s, treadle power was used and the remains of the treadle machine is still in the workshop.

Tools made of wood will be on display as well as children’s toys.?