Make a Swallowtail Hay Rake - one day green woodworking course



Since the mechanisation of farming the traditional trade of rake making has almost vanished. There are only a handful of traditional Rake Makers left and people like our selves that are passionate about keeping these old crafts alive. During the day you will make your own swallowtail rake to take home with you. The rake is a beautiful tool, which will serve you well in the garden. Whilst making your rake you will learn about the traditional methods used to craft this simple but very effective tool. You will also discover and use a wide range of green woodworking tools.

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 biscuits. You will also need to bring sturdy shoes or boots and wear suitable clothing for working outdoors.


1 day (9:30am to 4:30am)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
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Five Ash Lane, Five Ash Lane, Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7BH