Bench and Stool Making
Make a rustic greenwood bench or simple stool using hand tools. You'll learn how to use axes, drawknives and hand augers to split and shape ash wood for the legs and drill your plank top before using oak wedges to assemble your bench. Your creation will be ready to take home and will look fantastic indoors or out.
Use traditional greenwood techniques to carve your own spoon. Learn about the form and function of a good spoon and how to make the most of the wood for strength and beauty.
Hand carve your own trough bowl from local greenwood using axes, drawknives, gouges and adzes. A busy day will be rewarded when your creation takes pride of place in your kitchen.
Scandinavian Shrink Pot Carving
Creating beautiful natural pots from greenwood, using the shrinkage of the tree as it dries out to create a sealed pot.
Make your own Shave Horse
In an evening! The shave horse is a wonderfully versatile piece of equipment for working in greenwood. It is used to grip the length of wood you are working on and hold it steady to enable you to shape the wood using a draw knife or a spokeshave.
Make your own Pole Lathe and learn how to use it
A two day course new for 2021. An exciting opportunity to build your own pole lathe and learn the basics of how to use it by turning a variety of items such as rolling pins, dibbers, rounders bats, coffee dampers, spurtles!
Woodland Explorer Residential (3 Day)
THREE unforgettable days for 8-16 year olds. Live wild in the woods sleeping in your own self built a shelter from sticks and tarps. The days will be an inspiring mix of bushcraft, whittling, fire lighting, natural arts and crafts, animal tracking, woodland games, storytelling, adventure and sleeping out under the stars.
Family Bushcraft Camp (2 day)
Two days of fun and memorable experiences. Learn effective fire-lighting and bushcraft skills, build and sleep in your own shelter, greenwood carving skills, campfire cooking (food included), nature walk and storytelling. Specifically aimed at families, all ages welcome.
Bushcraft Skills Development
A jam packed day learning fire lighting techniques including friction fire lighting with a bow drill, green wood carving, animal tracking signs, natural cordage and cooking campfire treats.
Whittling Day (for Adults or Young People 10yrs+)
Come and make something cool out of green wood...