Treewighting and timber-framing course 22nd March 2019

A one-day treewrighting course at the Sylva Wood Centre, run by the Carpenters' Fellowship, learning timber-framing using traditional tools and techniques.

During this unique treewrighting course you will learn and develop skills and knowledge in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques.

You will be working alongside highly-skilled craftspeople, helping to make the timber frame of the House of Wessex, which will be raised later in the year. The day-course is one of five courses being run between 20th and 24th March. You may book on more than one day by simply registering separately for each day. Please note that the work will be physically demanding, so please take this into account before booking multiple days!

Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship. Learning will include a selection of the following, catering for a wide range of skill and experience :

  • Axe jointing “treewrighting”
  • Cleaving and dressing logs
  • Converting timbers
  • Shaping timbers
  • Carving wooden tree nails
  • Hewing logs by axe

Full training will be provided (no prior experience necessary). Although you will be working undercover, the course will be 'outdoors', so you will need to wear appropriate clothing.

Drinks and hot food will be provided, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight camping (bring your own tent) may be available on the site, or locally. More details will follow your booking.

A programme of evening events will also be on offer, including a range of talks on relevant craft and history, and social events.

When
March 22nd, 2019 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Location
Sylva Wood Centre
Little Wittenham Rd
Long Wittenham, OXF OX14 4QT
United Kingdom
Contact
Phone: 01865 408018
Email:
Event Fee(s)
Sylva Wood Centre course £ 100.00
Course fee less £50 value gift voucher (Purchased via our shop. Proof of purchase required). £ 50.00
Optional donation £ 10.00

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