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Make your own Windsor Chair

Learn to make your own Windsor Chair with the Somerset Bodgers

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On this flagship course you will make a comb backed Windsor Chair.

We start by splitting ash logs, which are chopped, shaved and then turned on the pole lathe. The first three days are devoted to making all the turned parts which are dried in our kiln. On day four you shape your chair seat using specialist hand tools, while also preparing a comb and steam bending it to fit. Friday sees the assembly of the legs and stretchers into the seat, and on Saturday the back sticks and comb are fitted.

You will go away with a fully functioning chair to be proud of. This 6-day course is quite demanding both physically and mentally but within the capabilities of most, will reasonably fit adults of all ages. Feel free to enquire.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult and over 16s£395.00

The basics

Booking details

Call somersetbodgers@icloud.com

Meeting point

Head to the Welcome Building to sign in.

What to bring and wear

Somerset Bodgers workshops take place outdoors, so please wear suitable clothing for the weather on the day.

Other

When you have decided which course you want to do email somersetbodgers@icloud.com They will get back to you with bank details. You then make a payment and confirm. They will then send you a printable certificate. A reminder is sent out to participants about a week before the event with joining instructions.

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