On Saturday 23rd June Woodbridge hosted their annual Regatta to celebrate all things connected to the river Deben. This was the perfect opportunity to invite Damian Goodburn to the Longshed to demonstrate how to split a large oak log using wedges, hammers and man power.
The piece of French Oak arrived from the Crown Estates earlier in the week and needed to be maneuvered into place so that the Crew could work on it.
A number of Ship’s Co Crew volunteers spent the day learning the trade and helping to reduce a single oak into half, quarters, eights and sixteenths.
Other volunteers helped to make rustic signs and spin wool ready for caulking the joints
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