New selection of historic woods - History in your hand - DevonPens

Our next event is Exeter craft festival. Exeter Cathedral Green Thursday 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July 10am - 5:30pm.

New selection of historic woods - History in your hand

A selection of new woods - History in your hand.

 

After a very busy end to last year and subsequently an exhausted slow start to this year, I have finally found time to source some more historical woods. 

I will be sharing more details of these over the next few weeks. They do however cover a large time period from the seventeen hundreds. Also a number of areas of interest, Oak from part of a cannon base that is understood to have fired on Nelson at the battle of Tenerife 1797.

Oak wood from an old Spanish cannon

Oak beam from an 1840's Conestoga Wagon that once crossed the wild west. A small picture but the piece is about 5ft long and solid oak with a very tight grain. 

Oak from an 1800's Conestoga wagon
Side rails from a barrow cart at Covent Gardens London.
Rails from a Barrow at Covent Gardens London 
Gun carriage wheels from a few different carriages 
Wooden gun carriage wheel partsWooden gun carriage wheel partsWooden gun carriage wheel parts
A piece of a Peerless lorry wheel rim and spoke, both a little worse for wear.
Wood from a WW1 Peerless lorry wheelWood from a WW1 Peerless lorry wheel

I will go into more detail of each of the woods in later blog posts as I am able to get more information together and fill in the story of the pieces.