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Green woodworking - make a traditional hay rake one day course

Duration: One Day Course 9.30am to 4pm

Price: £75

Book with: Pete & Jacqui
at Explore The Great Outdoors.

Five Ash Lane
Five Ash Lane, Sutton Veny
BA12 7BH

About the Course

Make your own traditional wooden rake to take home.
This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful Woodland setting
Discover how to cleave the wood with a froe and shape with a drawknife and shave horse.
Have a go at making rake tines using the tine cutter.

This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum course size 6 candidates

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

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided and no previous experience is necessary,

The kettle is always on for hot drinks which we will provide along with cakes and biscuits.
Please bring a packed lunch with you.

You will also need to bring sturdy shoes or boots and wear suitable clothing for working outdoors.
Please note this course will run from our Warminster site, further details to be given upon booking.

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This is a fantastic course! I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was not expecting to come away from a day in the woods quite so full of joy, energised, full of life and thrilled with what I had made. It was, I think, a wellbeing day as much as a green woodworking day.
I had no experience at all with green woodworking, and now can't wait to do some more! The tutors were highly skilled, gentle and encouraging, and very kind hosts. The opportunity to use so many different tools was much appreciated. I would say that it probably helps being a tool-user already, since you use your arm muscles a lot through the day.

Thank you Peter and Jacqui for a wonderful day, the delicious soup and all that you are doing to further woodland craft and care.

- - #25437

What a great time we had in the woods!
Although I have some experience of greenwood working, the opportunity to learn from people (the excellent Peter and Jaquie) who knew what they were doing, knew how to teach, had their own piece of woodland and stacks of excellent tools (that were very sharp - ;-) Peter, that’s brilliant.
Introduction, coffee or tea and biscuits free-flowing with the wonderful soup lunch,all heated and prepared. There in the woodlands felt great.
This is an excellent course for somebody who wants to practice green woodworking, learn green wood working, Needs a break or needs to get away from the hustle and bustle and demands of modern lifestyle. Thanks again all, and I hope to see you all again soon. Simon

- - #25367

What a brilliant course I would never believe I could learn so much in one day and all in such a beautiful location. Peter & Jacqui were perfect hosts and their enthusiasm was infectious, the whole day was a pleasure. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone.

- - #21271

An truly excellent course which I thoroughly enjoyed. Pete certainly knows his stuff and, while he taught in an informal manner, his knowledge of green woodworking was exemplary. All of the tools were in very good condition and the cutting edges were impressively sharp. Copious tea and biscuits were conjured up at regular intervals. It was quite a hard day's work, but very rewarding and I ended up with a most impressive rake to take home.
I would thoroughly recommend this course and fully intend to do another course with Pete and Jackie in the future.

- - #16085

An excellent day run by a knowledgeable and patient team. Lots of different tools to use and skills to learn but Pete explained each step and method clearly and was always on hand to assist without taking over. Cups of tea from the kettle over the fire kept everything running smoothly and the participants were delighted with their completed rakes at the end of the day. Thank you!

- - #15615

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 11th April 2020
Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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