Two-day Rake-Making Workshop
25-26 May 2024
Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, Penboyr, SA44 5HG,
Join us for the weekend and learn to make your own beautiful wooden hay rake which will serve you for years, with the satisfaction that comes from self-made, hand-crafted items.
Danny and Helene (of Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills) will take you through all the steps needed to learn how to craft a beautiful and functional wooden rake that can be used in the garden or meadow.
This course will cover:
- Material selection and species choice
- Clefting wood to ensure maximum strength
- Selecting materials for the rake handle (stail)
- Straightening the stail
- Cutting hard wood tines
- Use of brace and auger bits
- Assembly of rake – finishing and oiling