Make a robust but elegant 2 seater interior bench with a beautiful hand tooled texture. Learn to use super sharp hand planes and cabinet scrapers to shape the subtle curves of the seat. Use specialised rotary planes and a hand powered lathe to make spindles.
Everyone comes away with new furniture making skills and a beautifully finished bench.
Open to all abilities, however the course is somewhat physically demanding. Includes a wholesome lunch both days.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All locally sourced wood is supplied. All top quality chair making tools provided.
Wholesome veggie lunch both days.
Rough and ready off grid camping available.
Ambrose at Ambrose Vevers Woodworking
Cuddyford Broadpark Ashburton, Newton Abbot Devon TQ13 7EN
Super weekend. I look at my bench and can’t believe I made it! A perfect setting, expert guidance, all the necessary tools and just the right amount of help made for a great experience and a lovely piece of furniture. Soup at lunch was excellent too. Many thanks to Aidan and Ambrose.
Fantastic weekend! I'd never done any wood craft previously and I was a little apprehensive about the course. However, I shouldn't have worried and I had a wonderful time. Ambrose was knowledgable and patient. The setting was picturesque and food amazing. Aiden was also massively supportive and helpful.
I have a new woodwork obsession..... I would definitely recommend this weekend course.
Outstanding course. I made a beautiful bench which I'm really proud of, and had a brilliant time doing it. Ambrose is a patient, understated and expert teacher who explains techniques and approaches clearly along with showing you the skills. The barn is a fantastic location, easy to reach from Ashburton and another beautiful example of Ambrose's skill. The delicious and wholesome food provided by Ambrose's sister is worth the trip in itself!
I'm recommend to anyone of any ability with an interest in woodworking. You'll produce a work of art and learn a huge amount doing it.