Welcome and coffee tea and biscuits
What is green wood working?
Introducing and demonstrating the tools: the froe and the wedge; the side axe; the shave horse; the drawknife; the spoke shave; the travisher.
From log to leg – cleaving a newly felled green log into ‘billets’ for your legs
Carving your legs with the side axe and drawknife
Refining legs with the spokeshave
Designing and preparing your stool top
Introducing more tools: the brace and bit; the tenon cutter; the pull knife, drilling holes for your legs
Finishing your top with a travisher and spoke shave
Cutting tenon and mortice joints
Assembling your stool
Adding the finishing touches
A note about who this course is for... you need absolutely no woodwork experience to create a wonderful stool. You don't need to be strong to use the tools, and it really doesn't matter if you have never done any DIY or lifted a hammer. You do need to spend time seated at a shave horse and you'll use a hand drill to create holes in your seat for your legs, but that's the most physically taxing thing you have to do. If you have any queries just ping us an email and we'll guide you.
Absolutely all materials (including the hardwood top for your stool)
Use of all the tools
Food and refreshments: Coffee, tea and biscuits and a delicious home-made lunch (dietary requirements catered for – just let us know in advance) included on both days.
Course notes and photos as a souvenir and inspiration!