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Shavehorse Workshop

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.

Each working day will begin at 9am sharp and we’ll down tools at 5pm daily (although please be prepared to work on a little bit later if needed).

All tools, materials and hot drinks are provided however, as all craft workshops are self-catered, please bring your own food for the duration. 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. You would be welcome to bring a small camping stove to speed up mealtimes, however small, personal camp fires are absolutely fine and fire wood is plentiful and free.

If you wish to stay locally, the nearest villages to our location are Tisbury, Hindon & 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?

This workshop can also be booked as a private course 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

Shavehorse Workshop

3 Days

07-Sep-2021 to 09-Sep-2021

Start 09.00

Finish 17.00

£270

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