Green woodwork is one of the most accessible and enjoyable woodcrafts you can experience. Using traditional tools to shape green (unseasoned) timber with the rhythm of the pole lathe and versatility of the shave horse is pleasure that is hard to match. The beauty of green wood lies in its ability to be shaped easily as it is soft and easily worked by handtools.
This workshop will guide you through all the processes of green woodwork from cleaving shaving and turning the wood with the use of the shave horse and pole lathe to produce items of treen and kitchenware for you to take home.
These practices will also give you the confidence to use tools such as the axe, froe, draw knife and chisels as well as teaching you about the different species of wood used in green woodwork and their properties. Aimed at the complete novice or those with some experience, this course is suitable to people both young and old. All tools and equipment are supplied. Price £70 includes materials and lunch will be provided.