Make a Windsor-style stool

South London

Make a Windsor-style stool

South London

Dates:
February 17 - February 24
Cost: £200

Course details:

**This course is now full. I will be running these pretty much monthly throughout 2018 so I hope you find another suitable date**

This course will run over two consecutive Saturdays between 10am and 5pm and involve the creation of a beautiful three-legged Windsor-style stool using traditional chair-making tools and techniques.

You'll learn how to split freshly felled timber straight from the log, then fashion the legs of your stool with a variety of simple hand tools such as the axe, drawknife and spokeshave. You'll then use an adze and travisher to shape a comfortable saddle. This process is called bottoming. No smirking now!

Finally, you'll be taken through the process of assembling the final piece, involving precision drilling and the construction of some super-strong wedged mortise and tenon joints. Then it’s yours to take home and show off to friends and family, and hopefully sit on occasionally when you're not sneaking admiring glances at it when no one's looking.

This course is a great stepping-stone to my more advanced 'Make a chair' course. If you are interested in taking a combination of these courses I offer discounts for multiple bookings. Please contact me directly at info@benwillis-woodcraft.co.uk to discuss.

Course cost includes:

Basic materials will be supplied, but there will be a small additional charge for the timber for the seat. This will depend on what I have in stock at the time, but is likely to be £15-25.

Tea, coffee and biscuits (and occasionally cake) will be supplied throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch.

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