| Cutting a Sycamore log to make a mallet
|| Working in pairs
|| Edgar arrives to help
|| Marking the end to show where to cut with the billhook
|| Waiting turn
|| Whittling the handle with a knife
| and removing the bark
|| When we use blades, we keep a lookout for each others safety.
|| Steady the part-sawn log and find a buddy with a mallet
|| Make the handle with billhook and mallet
|| Coordination with
your buddy is very important.
| Whittling the handle in the comfort of a "bender" shelter
| Using one mallet to make another.
|| Sawing on the chopping block ...
|| ... is not as easy as using a saw horse with a buddy
|| Edgar uses his axe
|| This mallet which we used last week was made this way.
|| Nearly time to pack up. See you in 2010!