Crafting wooden handles for old/vintage garden tools & stools


Duration: Half day (4 hours)

Price: £95

Run by: Ian Varley
at Rustic Carpentry

07828 772499

Tithe Farm
160 Nottingham Road
Barrow On Soar
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 8JA

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About the Course

Crafting wooden handles for old/vintage garden tools & stools - half day course

On the theme of re-use, re-cycle & re-discover let's bring those beautiful old tools back to life! They may have lain unused & unloved, rusting away in your garden shed. Or replace a rubbish plastic handle with a beautiful hand-crafted hard wood ash handle!

All general garden tools covered: spade, fork, hoe, rake, shears, loppers, sledge hammer, mathook and more.

This is an opportunity to learn some of the skills of green woodworking and rustic carpentry and to hand craft a new hard-wood ash handle for that pair of pruning shears, loppers, side axe ...we'll have a go at just about any gardening tool or stool to bring them back to a useable state of repair, we'll clean up the steel & sharpen them too or stop the wobble if the legs are loose!

Let's save those lovely old tools you've been handed down and put away in the shed for that rainy day job (& there they stayed gathering cobwebs and rust!)

Ian Varley and Simon Ford are here to help, advise, guide and show you how to make this happen.

We teach flexibly, there are no set dates, it's open to all ages and can be a max of 4 people.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All you need to do is bring the tool you have that need repairing & let's bring them back to a loveable useable condition.



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