Gate Hurdle Making
Tutor: Phil Clayton
Hot drinks included
Thursday 29th August 2019 - fully booked
09:30 - 17:00
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
Phil has been involved in coppicing now for several years, primarily hazel and sweet chestnut, and is a member of the Hampshire Coppice Craftsmen Group.
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