Make a Shave Horse at Sallerton Wood
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About the Course
NEW! - These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional greenwood shaving horse using hardwood timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and it will be yours to keep at the end of the course, and the course fee is less than the cost of buying one!
The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.
All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.
Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.
Basic wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than basic wild camping facilities, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.
Other courses available at Sallerton Wood include 1-day Introduction to Green Woodwork Courses, 3-day Courses in Stool Making, and 6-day Courses in Chair Making. Please ask for details, or visit our website, if you are interested in those.
For enquiries or bookings on any of our courses please contact us via the information at the top of this listing, including the website link button. Our website has more information about Sallerton Wood and all of our courses, plus a facility for booking online.
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 tools and materials required for your course are provided. Hot drinks and biscuits and/or cake are provided, as are ingredients for sandwiches for making your lunch, and fresh fruit. There is an additional charge of £5 per person per night payable at the end of the course, for those who wish to camp on site.
I really enjoyed this course ..... I've done a good bit of green woodwork previously but it still had its challenges and I loved re-familiarising myself with the pole lathe in particular, proud of managing to create components for my shave horse in this way. Andy was very patient and allowed me to make my own design adjustments to add character to my horse. I look forward to using it regularly in the future!
Jane - - #11434
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Course Start DatesThursday 10th May 2018
Saturday 14th July 2018
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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