On Day I, six students will be guided throught the process of making a traditional low bench with which to hold bowl blanks during the hollowing out stage of making a hand hewn bowl.  Whilst the bench, made from a thick milled board of oak with ash legs, will be a simple traditional structure using extended though tenons of the legs as dogs, this is still one of the best, most stable devices to securely hold the bowl blank whilst the inside is being worked.

On Day II, students will use their new low bench to create a bowl of their own design from freshly felled Northumbrian sycamore using a selection of adzes, axes, gouges and spokeshaves.

I'm particularly keen to see how students get on with new axes from Hans Karlsson and Aberl.   Both very different axes but both great for stock removal on the outside of a bowl.