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Tweed Valley Forest Festival

Postby Bob_Fleet » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:57 pm

Blink and you'll miss it but you can see my back and a bit of the pole lathe and shaving horses 12 minutes in
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At least we got the conkers on BBC1
Next year's festival will be in October at Peebles again so maybe make a weekend of it.
This year we managed to make a prototype coracle over the weekend and folk could have a go with a two handed saw and some logs.
Si spoon carved all weekend and a good time was had.
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Re: Tweed Valley Forest Festival

Postby Robin Fawcett » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:06 pm

You could have given us a cheeky little wave Bob...
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Re: Tweed Valley Forest Festival

Postby Bob_Fleet » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:40 pm

Say 'hello' to your aunt who I seem to meet annually at the Crafters shop in Melrose.

Back on topic-
They were there for quite a while and focussed on the conkers not the other good things going on and obviously edited out my cheeky wave.
They also missed out the spoon carving, hurdle making and attempt at a coracle.
Maybe try and get a bowl carver for next year.
Good contacts though and will try and keep the interest in things woody.
Their ass't producer and her son made a shaving horse with us at Wooplaw last year.
Small world.
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Tweed Valley Forest Festival 2015

Postby Bob_Fleet » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:59 pm

It's this weekend - 23rd to 25th October
Another year and so fast, must be an age thing.

Meanwhile we've got some interviews and nice plugs on BBC Radio Scotland going out at crack of dawn on Saturday - 'Out of Doors' at about 7am. LINK.
Have you ever tried demonstrating a pole lathe for radio?

Here's a few pics taken on the shaving horse and Pole lathe today and a link to the Fb page too.

We should have the pole lathe, spoon carver, hurdle maker and don't forget - 'The Log of Doom'. Who can ever forget 'The Log of Doom'?

Oh - plenty of chainsaw carvers and other machinery like a wood mizer and an amazing sales bit at the Woodmarket, not forgetting the Scottish Conkers Championship on the Saturday.

Well worth a look in if you can get to Peebles sometime over the weekend.

Here's the Website too.
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Re: Tweed Valley Forest Festival

Postby simon » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:22 pm

Hope the weekend goes well Bob.
I've not done pole lathe on the radio but I have done gypsy flowers....even quieter :)
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