99 minutes | Feb 21, 2021

Episode 08 — Mike Abbott

Join us for a lovely chat with the Godfather of Green Woodworking in the UK, none other than Mike Abbott. We hear about Mike's journey to the craft starting in the early 1980's and the long winding road that led him to establishing Living Woods Training in 1985. He shares countless stories of all the folks he has met along the way, inspiring, guiding, and encouraging him to forge ahead preserving and passing on dying skills and traditions. It's a recount of 30+ years building a green woodworking movement, teaching hundreds of students , and establishing a far flung legacy. We really enjoyed our chat with Mike and are excited to capture and share his story. Enjoy! www.sloydcast.com Follow us on instagram Share the show! FOLLOW MIKE https://goingwiththegrain.org/  Youtube and now, Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/abbottslivingwood/ Mentions from the episode: Tamsin Abbott Nick Gibbs Quercus Magazine Woodland Crafts in Britain by Herbert Edlin St Fagans National Museum of History Traditional Spooncarving in Wales by Gwyndaf Breese Welsh Stick Chairs by John Brown Drew Langsner Jack Hill Dave Sawyer Stuart King Don Weber Jennie Alexander Mike Abbott’s transhumance Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutter The Lumber Horse Daniel Mack Owen Jones Nick Abbott
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