Sometimes in our yard you need to know where to look to find something special.
I frequent the machine shop where I know Philip can be relied upon to hike out the interesting and the unusual from boards as they are going through for machining.
Then Peter and I argue over who get’s to have whatever treasure has been unearthed…
Philip is a bit of a Wizard of Oz… pulling levers and switches and making everything happen behind a big, sawdust covered curtain.
Not many people get to meet him, but his handy-work is evident wherever you cast your eyes in our yard… including (behind the curtain) in the machine shop.
If, like Alice, you’ve never been through the little door behind the curtain before, take a peak at what you are missing
There’s not much we can’t ask the Wizard of Oz to do for us so this week he will be mostly (apart from doing work for customers) machining us a new Sweet Chestnut floor for the office!
Don’t you want your own personal sawmill???
I know, we’re so spoiled!
Here he is… our Philip… showing off the lovely brown streak in our new floor…
…and see that woven panel behind on the wall? He made that up in two minutes right in front of me one day out of waste strips… clever huh?
A lovely old Castanea sativa at Kew http://www.kew.org/heritage/plants/sweetchestnut.html
Someones’ on their way to Ent moot… http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3063/3079705221_018991c443_z.jpg?zz=1
Prepare to start collecting for roasting… it’ll be Autumn before we know it… http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Roast-Chestnuts—Holiday-Recipes-80487258
Shopping for a six head moulder? Weinig machines www.weinig.com or try Weinig TV! http://www.youtube.com/user/WEINIGGROUP or come and watch our Weining TV behind the curtain with the Wizard of the machine shop www.englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk