Woodworking Course: Shave Horse

Make this vital woodworking device in this two-day course.

2 x 7 hours Class size 2 to 4     label £215
Ever wanted to try your hand at woodworking projects with greenwood but not sure where to start? Make the most important device you need in this two-day wood workshop, and you'll leave with your own shave horse.
A shave horse is a combination of a vice and a workbench and can be used to produce anything from a chair to a gate and makes wood shaving super easy. Once you have one of these, you can create all sorts of exciting wood craft projects.
Health and safety talks will be included, so you know how to handle everything with care.
This is a hands-on course where you will be working with all traditional tools with guidance from our friendly and experienced teachers. They will show you all the techniques and tips you need to make a shave horse, complete with a vice clamp that allows the wood to be shaped by a drawknife.
On both days, there will be a quick break for lunch and plenty of breaks, with tea and coffee provided. We recommend you arrive about thirty minutes before the class starts to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Do you want some activities in Moray's surrounding areas that you can do with your best pals? Woodworking is perfect for all occasions, from stag dos to birthday parties or just a fun idea for the weekend.
Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • We will provide all materials you need.
  • You will take home your handmade shave horse.
  • Tea and coffees are provided.
What to bring
  • Lunch for both days.
  • Warm clothes and waterproofs. We work outside and mostly under a shelter but we want you to come prepared for all weather.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.


Keith, Scotland

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Woodworking Course: Shave Horse location
Your teacher

Ged has been a Countryside ranger for Moray Council for 20 years. He studied forestry at Bangor University and not surprisingly he enjoys being outdoors with nature. Ged first got into green woodworking by renovating his house and garden. He built his own bespoke kitchen from wood and taught himself as he went. He enjoyed it so much he decided he'd like to teach others how to craft beautiful items from natural resources.
So what is greenwood? Ged takes freshly cut, unseasoned timber – the likes of which can end up on our winter open fires – and converts this timber into unique, functional products. To do this he uses traditional methods and tools, harking back to bye-gone days before highly mechanised machinery, for truly handcrafted and individual items.
He's a very calm and encouraging teacher and is interested in conservation, environmental issues, yoga and northern soul!

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