Sunday 1 November 2020

Halloween Saturday Splitting Shingles

After a stormy, rain-battered morning, the sun shone bright. Time to try out making sweet chestnut shingles/shakes. Similar to making wide panels from oak....but much easier; split, flatten, chamfer, done.

After splitting the round of sweet chestnut, on the horse chestnut chopping block. Maul in the giant's froe and into the riving brake. 

As I finished the sky was darkening and rain starting once more.

Come little leaves said the wind one day

Over the fields with me and play

Put on your colours of red and gold

Summer has gone and the days grow old

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