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Ways With Wood: The Turnery Prize!

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September
10.30am - 4.30pm

Wood-turning and carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country plus opportunity to purchase some of their products! Will you become a chip off the ol' block? Join us for an exciting and artistic day celebrating Scottish native woods and Iron Age-inspired talent.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
ROUND CUT-OFF OR 'WASTER' AND A WOODEN STAVE

We take wood for granted here in 'Big Tree Country' but it is and was a precious commodity which our Iron Age ancestors exploited.  Join us for wood-turning and carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country and pick up a bargain or two as you watch! 

Help our 'Visitors Vote' to award the new 'Crannog Turnery Prize' for the best pole-lathe-turned object and the best hand-carved item.

Wood was and remains an essential part of Crannog life for building, fences, fuel and everyday objects.  Our archaeological evidence suggests that the ancients practised woodland management and deliberate selection of wood for specific purposes.

StaveOur Artefacts of the Month are just two of the more than 200 wooden objects discovered underwater at Oakbank Crannog.  The first, a round off-cut or 'waster' from a pole-lathe indicates that the ancient loch-dwellers could turn wood.  The second, a delicate stave of a tankard indicates their skill with hand-tools. 

All day time events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies. 

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