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Date(s) - 09/10/2021 - 10/10/2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Kirkley Hall Farm


GREENWOODWORKING An Introduction is a short two day course to learn the basics of working with green unseasoned wood.

Includes choosing the right wood, splitting and riving, using a shavehorse and a treadle operated pole lathe.

You will leave with your own complete shavehorse.

  • Sat 9 – Sun 10 October 2021
  • 2 Days
  • Cost: £245
  • Venue:   Northumberland Centre for Greenwood Craft at Kirkley Hall.

An essential course for aspiring green woodworkers where you will make your own English rustic style shavehorse to take home.

You will be taught the bodging skills of cleaving, trimming, shaving and turning using a few simple hand tools. These will include axes, drawknives, gouges and chisels.  You will learn to use them all correctly and safely.

Traditional wooden devices such as cleaving breaks, shavehorses and pole lathes will be used throughout.

The main focus of these two days will be the making of an English rustic style shavehorse. This will be yours to take away at the end of the course.

We’ll use specialist hand tools such as carving axes, froes, drawknives, turning gouges and chisels.  These will come from eminent tool makers such as Gransfors Bruk, Hans Karlsson and Svante Djarv.

GREENWOODWORKING An Introduction will give you both the theory and practical knowledge to start your own greenwoodworking journey.

Make payment here on-line by adding to your tool basket below or if you prefer, pay by bank transfer let us know via email here and we’ll send bank details

No previous experience required.

Maximum number of students 6.

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