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Shavehorse Workshop

Mid-week Workshops:

A selection of mid-week workshops are running as part of the 2020 course program focussing on some of the most useful advanced wilderness living, self-reliance and traditional crafts – lighting fire by friction, woodworking and leather working. All the workshops are designed to send you home not just with a new skill but also an extremely useful piece of equipment or kit, handmade entirely by you!   

Places will be limited to five or six depending on the subject, giving these small workshops more exclusivity than many of the busier courses.  All tools, materials and hot drinks are provided however, please bring your own lunch and snacks.  Arrival 9am each morning and we'll finish around 5pm.

They can also be booked as private workshops so if the advertised date doesn’t suit you, get in touch to choose your own. Many other crafts, wilderness living and survival skills can also be covered during a private course.

Shavehorse 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. 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.

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.

Why not stay for another day, camping over in the woods and join  us on the Three Legged Stool Workshop on the Friday?


Shavehorse Workshop

Shavehorse Workshop

3 Days

08-Sep-2020 to 10-Sep-2020

Start 09.00

Finish 17.00

£270

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