Woodworking and willow – spring courses

Woodworking and willow – spring courses

Nearly mid April and we’ve already run three great courses – An introduction to green woodworking; make a rustic stool, and willow garden structures. The weather has been incredibly merciful – the willow course participants were practically overcome by heat. Along the way, new friends have been made, and some wonderful new items created as people disover talents they never knew they had.

A trip to the sawmill

A trip to the sawmill

A trip to the sawmill from Lackan Cottage Farm on Vimeo. Today I headed off to Ballytrim sawmill in search of some suitably lovely bits of timber to make seats in our classroom, and I wasn’t disappointed. Initially it seemed as though my trip would be in vain...
Stool making in the sun

Stool making in the sun

  This saturday saw the second of our ‘Make a stool from a log’ green woodworking courses, and our six participants got on incredibly well..   Although Steph left before we got a chance to get a picture….   Some really nice stools were...
Green woodworking at Lackan

Green woodworking at Lackan

Introduction to Green Woodworking at Lackan Cottage Farm from Lackan Cottage Farm on Vimeo. This weekend saw our latest ‘Introduction to Green Woodworking’ course with Steve Ryan. Blessed with wonderful weather, our participants made a range of items on...
Turning in the woods

Turning in the woods

Today saw the second of our series of woodworking courses, the introduction to green woodworking, which focused on pole (or bungee) lathe turning, and some work shaping wood on the shave horses. Participants were able to make simple items such as rolling pins by the...
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