- Green Wood Stool Making
August 10, 2021 - August 12, 2021
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
On this three-day course, led by green woodwork tutor Tom Dillon, you will get the chance to transform a log of fresh green wood into your own stool (with either a solid-wood or woven seat) using a shave-horse and/or a pole-lathe.
On day 1, you will be introduced to the different types of green wood stools, and invited to decide what you would like to make during the course. Tom will then lead the group through the sourcing, selection and processing of green wood logs. By the end of day 2, everyone will have completed the carving of all the stool components, ready for assembly and finishing on the final day. Each course participant should leave the course with a beautiful hand crafted stool, and of course, a big smile on their face!
The course can accommodate beginners as well as those seeking to hone and develop their green woodworking skillset.
We will be working outside so please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
A small class size of just 6 people.
You must be aged 18 or over to attend this course.
Green woodworking is a physical activity, so please bear this in mind before you book.
All tools needed for the day are provided, and the materials are included in the cost of the workshop.
Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks are provided.
About your tutor
Tom is a local Green Woodworker currently based in Stourbridge. He has been working, living and learning in the woods for over ten years.
Tom started out as a green wood stool and chair-maker – training with and assisting Mike Abbott on his renowned chair-making courses in 2011.
Tom lived and worked in various woodlands around Herefordshire for the following three years – volunteering on round-wood timber framing projects, teaching woodwork at a community farm, and carving spoons and turning bowls and baby’s rattles on a pole-lathe in his spare time.
For the past seven years, Tom has been teaching green woodwork and managing a small woodland near Kinver for a local craft-based college.