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Shave Horse 3 Day Workshop

This three day workshop is designed as an introduction to green wood working skills and tools with the eventual goal being to create a strange wooden equine creature known as the shave horse.

This portable work station serves as both seat and foot operated vice. It’s a clever little gadget that can be crafted entirely from timber harvested in the woods, using a small selection of hand operated tools...if you know how. During the construction phase, you’ll learn all about the safe and efficient use of more heavy duty crafting tools such as the axe, adze, saw and brace & bit.

Other essential skills covered include timber selection and harvesting (with the emphasis on maximising any natural curves, shapes and features in the wood) sectioning, splitting, hewing, carving, jointing, drilling and at the end of it all, not only will you have made an incredibly useful bit of green wood working kit but also the skills to go on and make rustic seats, stools, benches and tables from green and seasoned wood.

The working day will begin at 9am and we’ll down tools at 5pm daily. If you wish to stay locally, the nearest villages to our location are Tisbury, Hindon and Chicklade. If you would like to camp over in the woods, please mention this when you book.

This workshop is self catered. Please bring enough food for the duration. Hot drinks, fruit and snacks are available all day. Our woodland kitchen has plenty of robust pots and pans for cooking over the campfire, as well as cool boxes and secure containers to store your food. Small, personal camp fires are absolutely fine and fire wood is plentiful and free.

Shave Horse 3 Day Workshop

Shave Horse Workshop

3 Days

25-Jun-2019 to 27-Jun-2019

Start 09.00

Finish 17.00


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