One of the other activities going on in Confederation Park during Winterlude involved demonstrations of old fashioned woodworking by an Ottawa Valley outfit called the Kettle Brothers. There were several of them about on the weekends, demonstrating old toys, showing off woodcrafting skills, and talking about maple syrup tapping.
Beneath this large pot of water, branding irons were placed in the fire pit to heat up.
And then they were applied to blocks of wood for the public passing by.
The symbols come out nicely.
This bench stood nearby, with wood shavings around it from earlier demonstrations.