Simple rustic split log stools Green woodworking tools Sawing large timber with a cross cut saw Stool construction in progress Three Legged Log Stool Workshop Three legged split log stools Splitting a large timber Three legged split log stools Three Legged Stool Using the axe for carving

Three Legged Log Stool Workshop

Three Legged Log Stool Workshop

During this one day workshop, you’ll learn how to harvest green and seasoned timber using axe and saw. Your project by the end of the day will be a simple three legged stool, the sturdy seat being carved from a half log, drilled out by hand using a brace and bit and then having three tapered legs fitted using seasoned wood, shaped and carved by drawknife then securely held in place using hard wood wedges to splay the leg tenon in it’s round hole.

Along the way, you’ll learn safe use of the axe for splitting, chopping and carving as well as several other sharp tools such as the draw knife. The method used to fit the tapered legs to the seat is well known by traditional chair makers and one that can also be applied to other woodland carpentry projects.

If you’ve attended a course or workshop here before, chances are you may well have sat on one of several stools made in exactly the same way, from birch, hazel and ash, that have lived out in the woods here for nearly a decade, polished smooth by hundreds of happy bottoms! This is a piece of woodland furniture you’ll have for many years to come.

All tools, materials and hot drinks are provided however, please bring your own lunch and snacks.

If you are attending the Shavehorse 3 Day Workshop on the Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday you would be welcome to camp over in the woods.

This workshop can also be booked as a private training day 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.

Three Legged Log Stool Workshop

Three Legged Stool Workshop

1 Day

10-Sep-2021 to 10-Sep-2021

11-Sep-2020 to 11-Sep-2020

Start 09.00

Finish 17.00


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