Monday 11 May 2015

Junior Rangers learn green woodwork

This was the fifth month that Junior Rangers have been helping with conservation work at Corehead Farm and Grey Mares Tail and we thought it was time for a bit of a treat. So Mark Vrionides a green woodwork teacher came along to lead a workshop for us.

The mission: create a monster for the orchard (every orchard needs one!) using a variety of green woodwork techniques.
First design the creature

Then after a tool talk, its time to select the tools and get cracking!

Making holes for the creatures legs 

Sometimes a three person job! 

Draw knives to remove bark on legs

hmmm..which axe looks best!

shaping the legs

A good few hours work and hot chocolates later and its time to head to the orchard to assemble our creation. Olive the dog decides really our monster should only have three legs!

The chase begins
and finally ends! 

Finishing touches! 

Many thanks to Mark for leading such a fantastic workshop, Vanessa and Lynda for all the extra help and Andrew for the great photos!

Next months Junior Rangers will be at Grey Mares Tail. 

Community and Education Officer.

1 comment:

  1. It was really fun making a monster. Thanks mark for a great help and instructions. The monster looks really cool it was hard work but it was worth it. Olive was really fast and I don't think he likes the monster much because he took a leg. Thanks to everyone for such a good day [ : [:
    Marc B