Published DateCANTERBURY — The 22nd annual Wood Days, June 1 & 2, 10- a.m.-4 p.m., now held at Old Ways Traditions on Shaker Road, will be a community gathering for the satisfaction of sharing skills.
Kids share skills like drilling, planing, sawing that they learn at Tools for Kids at Wood Days. League of NH Craftsmen members demonstrate, as well as people of all ranges of skill level. More than half of demonstrations are hands-on. Visitors might make a hook with blacksmith Mike Cook. Or try turning wood on antique lathes or try stone cutting with Kevin Fife.
George Short is back with antique tools. There will be vintage steam engines running some of the antique machinery. And live music.
New this year will be kids bringing the animals they've raised and worked with: chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats. There will also be a fully restored 200 year old "crab", a portable capstan device for moving ships or buildings.
Also new, inspired by the activites of Transition Canterbury, there will be a display on how to double your garden's output by using double dug beds with serious composting.
Music will be Ryan Thompson and son and friends, Saturday afternoon with Homefolks, friends, and neighbors, Sunday afternoon.
There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and whatever people bring to share.