Construct a Shave Horse ~ 1 place left!

Date(s) - 12 Oct 2019 until 13 Oct 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Create one of the most useful bits of kit for a whole range of green woodworking projects – your very own shave horse!

This hands on, two-day workshop will provide all the materials needed to construct your own roundwood timber shave horse, under the expert guidance of local craftsman Jamie Miller. You will learn how use traditional tools and green wood to make a working shave horse, complete with the all important vice clamp which enables wood to be shaped by a drawknife.

shave horse (shaving horse, or shaving bench) is a combination of vice and workbench, used for green woodworking. Typical usage is to create a round profile along a square piece, such as for a chair leg or to prepare a workpiece for the pole lathe. 

The finished shave horse can be easily taken apart to fit into a normal size car boot.

If you’ve always wanted to work in green wood but are not sure how to go about it, this is the quintessential device – all you need to produce anything from a chair to a gate!

Tutor: Jamie Miller

Fee: £120 (or £100 for low and unwaged) Includes all materials for a completed Shave Horse

Shave Horse Course

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge or Dormitory please do get in touch to check availability.

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You may also be interested in our other workshops and courses including: Willow Basket Weaving ~ Exploring Roundwork, An Introduction to Bushcraft and Roundwood Timber Framing. Please see our events calendar for our full list.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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