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.

You can clamp and shape the wood, move and re-clamp the wood with minimal effort...and it also gives you somewhere to sit down while you work!

In just an evening you will build your own shave horse to take home and learn basic techniques of how to use it.

The shave horse will be constructed from tanalised timber which can be left outdoors. It will be made using the tried and tested Lumber Horse pattern from Mike Abbott.

The course runs from 5.30 pm - 9 pm at The Footprint nr Windermere, in the Lake District.

Course fee includes a soup and roll dinner.

I just wanted to let you know how much Steve and I and the children enjoyed our two days in the woods with you. It was all and more than we hoped for and full credit to you both for having such a fantastic concept and creating it so beautifully. I wandered to walk this morning by the riverside looking at the trees and trying to see if I could recognise them - I'm certainly more aware but still have some way to go but hank you for what you did manage to teach me! Once again - thanks you so very very much!