Wood Turning and Chair Making (Forres)

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Course dates
6 - 10 August 2018

Discounted Fees
If you are a senior citizen in receipt of a state pension, unemployed or a full time FE or HE student, a discounted fee of £325 is applicable. You will be required to email a scanned copy of your evidence to open-studio@gsa.ac.uk within 5 days of booking.

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Tutor: David Willcocks

Programme Overview

This course is based at our Highlands and Islands Campus in Forres. The course is non-residential (acccommodation is not included in the cost).

This chair building workshop is an excellent opportunity to get to grips with the techniques required to assemble vernacular chairs.

During the week you will be working on the lathe to turn spindles for the legs and stretchers, carving and shaping the seat using various hand tools and demonstrating some simple tricks and techniques to layout the geometry required to drill the holes for the legs and stretchers. The emphasis for this workshop will be in using hand tools and the lathe. Depending on time there will also be opportunity to do some faceplate work at the lathe turning bowls and plates.

All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience on the lathe is necessary. Dave’s professional practice as a wood turner and Scottish rep for the Association of Wood Turners Great Britain mean he is often introducing newcomers to the joy of turning on the lathe and making things in wood.

Personal protective equipment will be provided however participants should wear old clothes and expect to be in amongst the wood shavings. Tools and materials are included in the cost of this course.

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