The Forest Woodworker: A Step-By-Step Guide to Working with Green Wood (Hardcover)

The Forest Woodworker: A Step-By-Step Guide to Working with Green Wood By Sjors van der Meer, Job Suijker Cover Image

The Forest Woodworker: A Step-By-Step Guide to Working with Green Wood (Hardcover)

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Immerse yourself in the ancient craft of of green woodworking by making the tools you need as well as nine useful objects.

Take your woodworking out of the workshop and into the forest, and immerse yourself in the ancient craft of working with fresh, green wood.

Sjors van der Meer and Job Suijker introduce you to the traditional skills of green woodworking. Learn about the qualities of wood; how to cut and shape it; how to craft your own tools such as a shaving horse, wooden club, chopping block and saw horse, and then how to use them to make spoons, spatulas, stools and chairs.

As well as teaching you new skills, this inspiring book will show you how working in natural surroundings, with natural materials, can create an overwhelming sense of well-being and enhance your awareness of the environment.
Sjors van der Meer developed his passion for woodworking when he was a student at a furniture making company. He learned all about joinery and became an amateur cabinetmaker. When he discovered the craft of green woodworking, his love for nature and craft came together in this way. Ever since, he has spent a lot of time in nature, working on green wood furniture and spoon carving. Since 2011 he has run green woodworking workshops with his friend and co-author Job Suijker.

Job Suijker studied at the Technical University of Delft and worked for 20 years as an environmental advisor. In his late twenties he developed a passion for nature, especially for trees and forests, with a special fascination for the ancient trees (yew tree) of Great Britain. He fell in love with green woodworking while chopping firewood for his wood stove and he saw a chance for a green woodworking revival.
Product Details ISBN: 9781782217367
ISBN-10: 1782217363
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: August 13th, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English