May 12 Chestnut Palings by Toby
Here are some pictures of Aly using our paling machine.
It’s ready for public events, if anyone wants to book us (or buy cleft chestnut fencing), get in touch.
We love it and it always gets a lot of interest.
I got it last year, then spent a few weeks freeing up the chain and cogs as it was completely seized.
It was made by Drake and Fletcher in Kent maybe about 40-50 years ago, though I’d love some more information.
Normally it would run on rails along the workshop floor but I made mobile rails and wire spools to take it around to show people.
It is a joy to use and takes about 30 minutes to make a roll.
We’ll be taking it round a few shows, steam galas and events this summer. Including the Weald Wood Fair, which will be a homecoming for this piece of coppice history as I live in Herefordshire.
I’m thinking of getting some replicas made up so small scale woodlanders can make their own pailing without having to fork out for an autamatic one, (anyone interested?) it would be great to see these walkalongs in use again.
Contact Toby Allen
Say it with Wood
Felling, Extraction, Mobile sawmilling.
Chestnut Fencing sold and fitted.
Based in Herefordshire.