Gate Hurdle Making
Thursday 29th August 2019
09:30 - 17:00
Tutor: Les Brannon
Hot drinks included
ABOUT THE COURSE
Learn traditional wood carving techniques to make your own sweet chestnut gate hurdle on this one day course in the Hampshire South Downs. Using a shavehorse and other traditional hand tools including drawknife, twybil, brace, side axe and hammer, you will learn to create your own hurdles, which you will take home with you. Your hurdles can be used as a gate opening, part of a fence or simply to add decoration and structure to your garden.
Our tutor will guide you through the process of wood carving from selecting materials to creating the right finish. The course is an excellent progression for those interested in wood carving and traditional rural skills from a master woodsman.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
The course is an excellent progression for those interested in wood carving and traditional rural skills from a master woodsman.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Les Brannon is an experienced teacher and woodsman. He has been coppicing hazel and sweet chestnut for nearly 15 years and makes a wide range of coppice products for sale to the public. He is also an experienced instructor in hedgelaying and is passionate about sharing his skills.
"Brilliant course, supported and taught. Lovely experience, thank you!!!"
"Thanks for another enjoyable day!"