An Introduction to Green Woodworking (1)

Learn the basics of green woodworking at Orchard Barn.  On this 2-day course you will learn how to use equipment such as a shave horse and traditional hand tools - auger, side-axe, draw knife and plane.

Come and be inspired by what's possible using locally sourced green wood.

Day 1

Objective: Make a 3-legged chopping block


  • Use of a man and a half / 2 person saw
  • Cleaving with wedges and beetle
  • Cleaving with froe and cleaving brake
  • Shaping wood with a side axe, drawknife and shave horse
  • Using an auger

Day 2

Objective: Make something with a wedged handle

Activities: As day 1 but with use of scrub plane and debarker

Tutor: Nigel Packer

Dates: Course 1 6-7th April                  Course 2  27-28th April 2018

Timing: 9.30-4.00

Venue: Orchard Barn

Places available: 3

Course Fee

  Green woodworking at Orchard Barn