Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Clissett Wood Chair Making Course 9-15July

Another good week of chair makers, two return students making more ambitious projects - one being a giant bar stool. A lovely group of blokes camped in the evenings despite the rain needing barbecues and beer. My Fisheye bench lined up with the bones for the fish spine to go across the back of the bench. I also made a small cherry ladder back with wych -elm bark seat, mostly built at home, but you can see me on the far right of the photo lineup.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

8th July - Greenwood Weekend Intro

Weekend intro to Greenwood working. Heather made the top of her bench from oak. Most other course members made a stool, either with turned legs on the pole lathe or freeform shaped legs. Matt, our new volunteer cook makes a third attempt at a stool after 2 mis-haps drilling the acute angles for his freeform stool. Whilst Rachel weaves wych-elm bark seat to her stool tutored by Paul Morton who supplies Wych Elm Bark for seating.