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So what is a ‘Forgotten Art’?

Oct 28, 2016

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Have you ever watched the TV program
‘Antiques Roadshow’?

Often the presenters bring onto to the show some strange looking object and ask the audience what it is and what it was used for.

Heads are scratched, discussion ensues around possible uses and then the presenter reveals the use of such a tool or object.

There are rural crafts that are being lost with the process of time. Continue reading…

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  • There is something quite meditative when you use a pole lathe. 
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  • Listen to the swish of wood chips fly off your chair leg. 
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  • Off to the shaving horse, we take our chair leg and start to shave it down with a drawknife. 
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  • It all starts with a piece of Blue Gum, a sharp axe and a keen eye. 
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