From wood to axe

Next Sunday at the Living Museum of old trades in Argol, visitors will be able to witness a demonstration of wood rendering with an axe. In fact, Marc Lefèvre, a wood professional in Poitou, will show how, by working on an axe, a log of chestnut, oak or sometimes pine (depending on the region), one manages after several hours of work, to obtain a piece of wood to Frame of the ordered form. (more…)

Raymond at work at the wood lathe

Wood turning

The numerous workshops at the museum contain treasures of knowledge-making as evidenced by Raymond Kerhoas who exercises his talents of Turner in the space “Carpentry ” recreated by his care. He put in the spotlight the tools used by the workers before the machines supplanted them. (more…)