This course has been designed to give you an in-depth insight into how to safely and proficiently use a range of cutting tools to make useful products out of greenwood
The course will start with a session on cutting tool safety and cutting techniques as you will initially be using knives and saws to harvest materials. We will inspect the wood to that have harvested to better understand how it grows and behaves, and therefore how to work it productively and efficiently.
We will then go on to look at other greenwood working tools such as the bow saw, different axes, bit and brace drill and crook knives.
The remainder of the day will be spent working with greenwood that you have harvested and the intention will be to walk away with at least a greenwood stool and a spoon and whatever else we have time to make.
This is very much a hands on course and by the end of the day those hands will be sore! You will, however, leave with a new set of skills and understanding that will have you making your own Christmas presents for years to come.
You will need to provide your own lunch, all other equipment will be provided.
Venue: Tickenham, Bristol
Dates: 29th March 2020 POSTPONED, 13th September 2020
Times: 0930 - 1700
Minimum age: 12 years old.
If you wish to book with us please click on the link below to add the course to your shopping cart. Upon booking you will recieve a confirmation email with the directions, kit list and consent form. Please contact us if you have any queries.
Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.