In-person course
in Dufftown

Introduction to green woodworking with Gedwood

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Description

Set in the stunning rolling hills of Speyside, at the very heart of malt whisky country in the scottish highlands. This course is suitable for the complete beginner. You will be introduced to the basic skills of green woodworking. Starting with how to select a suitable timber you will learn how to master the techniques of cleaving, trimming and shaving the wood on the shave horse using only traditional hand tools such as the Swedish carving axe, draw knife and froe. You can make and take home with you a hand carved rustic mallet or two! An introduction to Ged - Creator and Tutor at Gedwood: If you're thinking about doing a workshop at Gedwood or buying one of our handcrafted products, we thought it might be handy for you to know a bit more about the teacher and creator! Ged has been a Countryside ranger for Moray Council for 20 years. He studied forestry at Bangor University and not surprisingly he enjoys being outdoors with nature. Ged first got into green woodworking through renovating his house and garden. He built his own bespoke kitchen from wood and taught himself as he went. He enjoyed it so much he decided he'd like to teach others how to craft beautiful items from natural resources. Ged's interests include hill walking, bird watching, yoga, conservation, environmental issues and northern soul. He's a very calm and encouraging teacher and an all round great human being!

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials, along with tea and coffee are provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Covid safety measures will be in place. Plenty of places to stay in nearby villages of Dufftown, Aberlour and Craigellachie - check out the village websites.

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Gedwood

with Craft Courses since 2020

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Ged first got into green woodworking through renovating his house and garden. He built his own bespoke kitchen from wood and taught himself as he went. He enjoyed it so much he decided he'd like to teach others how to craft beautiful items from natural resources. Ged's interests include hill walking, bird watching, yoga, conservation, environmental issues and northern soul. He's a very calm and encouraging teacher and an all round great human being!

Venue

2 Parkmore Distillery Cottages, , Dufftown, Moray, AB55 4DL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Overseas Holiday
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
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