The BBC TV news visits Stuart King in the Wildwood to seek out the Romans
The 2011 get-together of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers (APT). Their website is at www.bodgers.org.uk.
Stuart King’s home village of Holmer Green, high in the Chiltern Hills of Bucks, has a fruit growing tradition that goes back several centuries. In 2010 Stuart took part in an episode of the popular TV series Edwardian Farm where the Chiltern tradition was compared with that of the West Country in the Tama Valley.
In 1998 I was privileged to visit the Constantin family in Romania to film the making of drop spindles from lime wood (linden) on a primitive bow lathe.
1993 video of Cypriot traditional rush seated chairs.
Stuart King explores the making of a windsor chair by attending the development week at The Skills Centre at Axminster Tools in Devon. It is intended that the five day course will be a regular feature of the many woodworking and engineering courses they run throughout the year.
Stuart King demonstrates the making of a Windsor chair at a time when this Bruce Forsyth show reached an audience of 18 million. I have since had my hair cut!
Trevor Austin is the last of the English rake makers. This video, taken in the Kentish village of Smeeth, shows the rake workshop established in 1870 and the nearby Ash coppice that provided the rake handles, and Trevor then demonstrates how he makes a rake.