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Windsor Chair-making with Jason Mosseri
April 26th 2021 @ 9:30 am - May 2nd 2021 @ 5:00 pm£550
Over the six days, professional chair maker Jason Mosseri will teach you all the elements of chair-making and you will leave with a strong, elegant chair made by your own fair hand. You will learn how to select a suitable green ash log, cleave it into parts, and, using a wooden spring pole lathe, “turn” these parts into legs and stretchers. Then, using a shave horse and drawknife, you will make your spindles. Bows and crests will be steamed and then bent onto simple forms. Whilst these are all drying in the wood fired kiln, participants will be taught how to carve a seat using an adze and a travisher. Finally, after drilling the mortices and turning the tenons, we will frame the chair.
The course is set in a charming outdoor summer workshop in ancient woodlands 15 miles north of Brighton. Working in a lovely woodland setting for a week will give you the opportunity to settle into the tranquility of nature, and to deeply relax. Frequent tea breaks are encouraged, and the kettle’s always hot!