Make a greenwood stool on a traditional pole lathe. We will start with the growing tree, learning how to select the best wood, looking at how it’s grown and what would be best for each stool. You’ll learn how to cleave, axe, drawknife on a shaving horse and turn the freshly felled wood on the pole lathe. You’ll dish a stool top using traditional travishers, finishing with a great stool to take home.
Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998. The course centre is set in a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border.
Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers and teachers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques. Come and enjoy the beauty of the woodland, be inspired, be creative, learn a new craft.
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?
Copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits.
A lovely lunch with fresh home-made bread, soup of the day followed by fresh fruit.
All meals are vegetarian but do let us know if you have any other dietary requirements.
The course fee includes all materials required to complete the projects and use of tools and specialist equipment associated with each course.
Instruction will be given for the safe use of tools.
The minimum age for standard courses is 18.
Peter Wood at Greenwood Days
Ferrers Centre Melbourne Road Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Derbyshire LE65 1RU