An introductory day consisting of 2 satisfying projects – that together cover a range of essential skills in traditional woodwork.
This is perfect for those that would like to try their hand at everything, or want to lay a solid groundwork for the more in-depth workshops they’ve got their eye on.
Wood Turning Intro –
Covering the basics of turning on a treadle lathe. Starting with a log, you will prepare your billet by splitting it out using axe, froe and mallet, shaping it on a shavehorse using a drawknife, before turning it on the lathe to make a traditional potato masher. This workshop will immerse you into a time honored craft, as you learn the rhythm of the lathe and how to use 3 types of chisels and gouges effectively. This introductory class is a great way to get a taste for treadle lathe work.
Making a Chopping Board –
A perfect introduction to the use of traditional hand planes, used in almost any joinery or furniture making project. This workshop will teach you the elusive art of taking a rough surface and planing it perfectly smooth and flat, as you make a simple, beautiful chopping board for your kitchen.
You’ll learn the use of 3 varieties of hand plane, some important theory and a brief introduction into Framesaws and knife carving techniques.
If classes have to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we will get you booked on a suitable date as soon as possible.
Otherwise, all course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked.