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Bench Making Long Weekend

Bench Making Long Weekend

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Regular price £325.00 GBP
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Make a beautiful bench from locally sourced wood, using hand tools

This 3 day bench making course will introduce you to the joys of making long-lasting, unique furniture, using hand tools and local, sustainably sourced hardwoods.  We will cover:

• Splitting and shaping legs and stretchers using axes and drawknives.
• Preparing a rough sawn board for the bench top using hand planes, spokeshaves and scrapers.
• Determining the geometry of the bench using sightlines, and drilling holes.
• The practicalities of making mortice and tenon joints, including the drying of components.
• Assembling the bench.
• Finishing touches.

The course will take place in a beautiful, peaceful woodland workshop (weather permitting), with fresh locally sourced lunches provided.

Please be aware that accommodation is not included in the course price - don’t forget to add on accommodation if you would like to stay at the farm.  Yurts, a shepherd’s hut or camping are all available.

Suitable for a range of experience levels, from complete beginners to those with previous woodworking experience.  However, please be aware that a degree of fitness/strength is required as there are quite physical elements to the course.  Do get in touch if you are unsure!
All tools and materials are included. The course runs from 10am until approx. 4pm each day, you can come and go, or stay in one of yurts in the woods, or a bell tent in the fields. Lunch is prepared and we often eat at the pub or around the fire for dinner. We cook with seasonal food. Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
For bespoke bookings please contact us, we can usually figure something out!
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