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Peter Lanyon Furniture

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Devon Green Wood Centre
Lambside Farm
Newton Ferrers, Plymouth
Devon
PL8 1HG

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About Peter Lanyon Furniture

Peter Lanyon trained as a furniture maker at Rycotewood College in 1995, before going on to complete an MA with distinction in Furniture Design and Technology. He is a trained secondary school teacher, and has been teaching in many different guises for 2 decades. His current furniture practice sees him combining green woodworking techniques with his interest in design, and his skills in fine furniture making. He enjoys passing on these skills and passions through his courses.

Peter Lanyon Furniture's Courses

Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon
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Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon
Devon - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£450
Green wood chair making course - 6 days. Starting with an unseasoned log you will learn how to create a beautiful and unique chair which will last for generations. This is one of the most satisfying green wood projects and the course is suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. The "post and rung" construction uses the natural properties of green wood to produce incredibly strong, glue-free joints. During the course you will learn to split wood accurately, and shape it using draw knife and spoke shaves. Using the...
Green Wood Chair Making in Portugal
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Green Wood Chair Making in Portugal
Devon
£350
Much more than a green wood chair making course! Learn to make a free-form windsor style chair of your own design in the beautiful surroundings of the Cerdeira artisan village in the mountains of Portugal. The term 'windsor chair' is used to describe any chair consisting of a slab of wood for a seat, with sticks jointed into it to form the legs and back components. In six days you will learn all the basic green woodworking techniques, and you will take home a completed chair. This is not a...
Green wood creative seating course
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Green wood creative seating course
Devon - Next course on 4th May 2020
£475
Six day green wood creative seating course. A six day course run from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon Coast. Combining the skills of traditional Windsor chair making with techniques of free-form green wood furniture construction, this course will enable you to design and develop a chair or other seat with a strong sculptural presence. A chance to work with irregular shaped wood to create a visually stunning piece. This course is a creative exploration of the possibilities of green woodworking and is suitable for beginners,...
Green woodwork - make a shave horse
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Green woodwork - make a shave horse
Devon - Next course on 6th February 2020
£120
This shave horse is a hybrid, combining the best features of a number of tried and tested designs. I have added a few of my own touches to make this extremely versatile and portable horse. It can be set up and folded away in a matter of seconds, is fully adjustable, suits all leg lengths and tucks comfortably under one arm. It can be hung on the wall, taking virtually no room in your shed or workshop. A very useful and convenient tool. During this course you will use a...
Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
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Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
Devon - Next course on 17th October 2019
£180
A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing. Maximum of 6 students. You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shaving horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be through-wedged-tenons. Use of contrasting timbers, and sculpted free-form table tops or seats are all available...
Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
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Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
Devon - Next course on 7th February 2020
£80
Sharp tools are the essence of good woodworking. On this one-day course I will show you how to get your tools into tip top condition. All the main green woodworking tools will be covered - draw knife and spoke-shave, whittling and hook knives, travisher, chisels and planes. Learn the theory and practice of tool sharpening. Bring your own tools. I will provide sharpening stones but please bring your own sharpening equipment for assessment and possible use. I can also advise you on a sharpening kit to bring with you, and...