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StickMaking Classes /Courses Horn craft, buffalo/ Stick making with Stuart Lawrence Northyorkshire

StickMaking Classes /Courses Horn craft, buffalo/ Stick making with Stuart Lawrence Northyorkshire

This course is also taught online.

1 Newby Street
North Yorkshire

Course Length: Over two days

Price: £350

5 star rating, 4 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


This course can be done online or one to one at my workshop. Tools provided at my workshop or I can advise you where to buy your own.

Sessions can be booked in 4 and 8 hour blocks but can then be broken down into bite sized two hour sessions.
This helps with dealing with specific issues, time to practice and a revisit in the next session before progressing.
Whilst you can have whichever suits you best, this structure has proved the most successful so far.

The horn craft, buffalo, crook making course is run over two days
9.30 until 4.30

You will learn the methods of bending buffalo horn using dry heat and learning to bend the horn around a jig which is a preformed shape of a crook. You will also be taught how to polish, sand, rasp. Also how to turn the horn out for nose out or turn the horn in, nose in, ie market stick.

Day 1 - cutting the horn, measure, assemble the tools needed, heating the horn and filing/rasping

Day 2 - preparing the shank, making a traditional peg joint, attaching the crook handle to the shank, polishing

This class is taught on a one to one basis for over 18s only. Cost £125.00 per day. If you have already done stickmaking previously it can be done as a one day course for actually shaping the crook horn.
, this is taught on a one to one basis.

No places will be booked without payment being made on the day of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the course fee. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring your own lunch (local shops nearby for purchasing lunch if required).

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Progressed from a basic stick to making a buffalo crook - very pleased yet another great day with Stuart. Highly recommended.


Having previously made a stick with Stuart I progressed to making a crook - what an achievement. Well pleased.


Went to Stuart to learn how to shape buffalo handles for a half day. Excellent tuition and a throughly enjoyable session, well worth the money. Recommended AAA. One to one tuition excellent.


Enjoyed a brilliant day with Stuart. Having a basic knowledge of stickmaking I had one to one tuition to learn advanced techniques finishing shanks with wooden, buffalo and ramshorn handles. He is a very patient tutor and eager to impart his knowledge. Highly recommended.


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