Make a Pole Lathe/Shaving Horse


Duration: 4 Days

Price: £220

Run by: Underwoodsman

Contact: Amanda Waller

01892 740303

Bore Place
Bore Place Road
Chiddingstone
Edenbridge
East Sussex
TN8 7AR

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About the Course

Suitable for the beginner and the improver, spend four days getting to grips with green wood techniques: sawing, axing, shaving and pole lathe turning. Make a stool, a pole lathe and/or a shaving horse, or produce a range of smaller items such as gates, garden seats, besoms, carved spoons and bowls.

This course is structured around one or more projects chosen by each student. For example, many choose to “set themselves up” by making a pole lathe and a shaving horse (approximately two days on each). Making a pole lathe is largely a standard carpentry project, while the horse is entirely a green wood project. The lathe and horse work together in the preparation and finishing of green woodworking and are invaluable for making everything from the humble dibber to a Windsor Chair.

Alternatively, you could spend all four days working on a 3- or 4-legged stool, or a range of smaller shaved or turned items - eg candlesticks, tent pegs, gate hurdles, rounders bat and rolling pin.

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

What's included in the price?

All tools are included, and most materials. To make a pole lathe, there is an extra charge of £70 for materials. There is no extra charge for making a shaving horse. Free tea and coffee will be available.



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Lovely setting, lovely weather. Nice relaxed approach to teaching. All very nice and a wonderful contrast to everyday life :) Arthur was lovely too

- - #4843

An enjoyable and informative time in the company of good people, and in a delightful location

- - #4842

Loved it! I just need more spare time now, to make all the things I’d like to make. Please can you move closer to East Kent, so I don’t have to drive so far! Had a lovely welcome from Arthur each day and loved Beth’s cookies and cake. Loved the course and the weather was perfectly planned too! Thank you

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Course Start Dates

Friday 18th May 2018

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