Pedal Powered Pole Lathe Techniques in the Woods - Beginner Green Wood turning

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Description

Join us at the beautiful golden hill wood in our new open side workshop nestled in the woods and built from the woods. Emerse yourself in nature in the welsh countryside whilst learning a traditional skill with hand tools. These are the skills used before we had power tools when people would take their limited tools into the wood and make all sorts of useful items. This is a 1 day course and you will go home with a garden dibber, lemon squeezer or similar round item. In this course you will learn: • Sourcing and selecting wood • Basic green woodworking or ‘bodging’ theory • Cleaving out blanks from a log • Using a side axe and/or carving axes to shape the item • Using a shave horse and drawknife to shape the item • Turning the item on traditional pole lathe by hand. • Oiling the stool Lunch, cake, tea, real coffee and biscuits will be provided & there is a compost loo on site but no shower. Celi has been working with green wood since 2010, they were self taught and then took on an apprenticeship in teaching the craft, woodland management and green building in 2017. Since then they have worked in forestry, making and selling their craft, and teaching. As well as setting up the project at Golden Hill wood. Golden Hill Wood is run by myself, Celi and my partner, Reyna. It is a woman owned project and we endevour to use female and minority gender teachers wherever possible. We also engage the public through volunteer days and projects to aid the management of the land and help people to develop skills. “Celi has a kind and gentle presence combined with a sense of deep knowledge and connection to the subject. Celi created an environment that was very safe and welcoming” - course participant. We are 40 minutes from Bristol and Cardiff and 20 minutes from Newport. As this a sheltered but outdoor course please bring suitable clothing. Please also wear sturdy toe covered shoes. Please inform us of any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate. Participants must be 16 or over.

What's included in the price?

Tools, tuition, materials, tea and biscuits, lunch, camping.

Duration

1 day

Cancellation policy

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

Maker


Celi has been working with green wood since 2010, they were self taught and then took on an apprenticeship in teaching the craft, woodland management and green building in 2017. Since then they have worked in forestry, making and selling their craft, and teaching. As well as setting up the project at Golden Hill Wood. Golden Hill Wood is run by myself, Celi and my partner, Reyna. It is a woman owned project and we endevour to use female and minority gender teachers wherever possible. We also engage the public through volunteer days and projects to aid the management of the land and help people to develop skills.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Mother's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
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Venue

Golden Hill wood, Penycaemawr, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1LX