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Devon Association of Smallholders

131 Simply Stools
933-131:Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July
Venue: Clifford Barton
Cost: £200 (£220 for Non-members)
Tutor: Alasdair Kilpatrick
Provided: Tea, coffee and biscuits. All tools and materials.
What you need to bring: Packed lunch. Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes are essential absolutely no sandals or flip flops please.

Who is this course designed for?

No experience is needed and families are welcome so come along and learn some new skills whilst having a great time!

The course will cover the following:

This two-day course offers you the chance to produce a simple three or four legged stool with hard wood top and turned or draw knifed legs.

Make your own unique and individual piece of furniture from scratch. These courses allow you to get creative and under Alasdair’s close guidance make your own table or stool. Choose from a range of seasoned hard wood tops or seats all from the surrounding native woodland, then shape, carve and finish them using traditional green wood tools and techniques. Complement this with green wood legs which will be cleft from a freshly cut log and shaped using side axe, drawknife and pole lathe. The fundamental techniques of green wood working will all be covered in depth allowing you to produce the components for your furniture. The later section of the course will delve into the details and methods of using round mortice and tenon joints secured with oak wedges to complete your table or stool. The detail of marking out, setting the angles and producing secure long lasting joints will all be covered, setting you up to move on to more complex pieces and expand your knowledge.

Training Officer: Carolyn McAllister
The Retreat, Highampton, BEAWORTHY, EX21 5JJ
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07737 055 618

Pay by faster payments:
Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership
number and course number

Cheques can be sent to:
DASH Training
The Retreat
EX21 5JJ
Make cheques payable to Devon Association of Smallholders

To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07737 055 618

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund. If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members). Thank you.

Most of our courses are aimed at adults and are quite intensive, so they are not aimed at children. If you would like to bring a child on a course please discuss it with the training manager before booking. It is assumed that bookings you make are for adults. Only people who have paid the course fee are allowed at the training venue. Do not bring pets or other animals to the training venue unless you are required to do so as part of the course. Most venues are working smallholdings and dogs or other animals (even if left in your car) are disruptive and compromise biosecurity.