Under the Greenwood Tree , Hand Woodworking

Under the greenwood tree, Who loves to lie with me, And turn his merry note Unto the sweet bird's throat, (Shakespeare)

It is my never ending quest to find interesting classes that cover skills that people seek to acquire, while making something valuable to take home and treasure. I have designed a great class for green woodworking. How does one get wood from the log to a project with those beautiful, tactile, faceted, shimmering surfaces from hand planes? This „unplugged“ class will cover riving timber from the log using froes, mallets, gluts and wedges. The material we claim from the log will then be planed with fore, try and smoothing planes to show beautiful, ray flecked, sensuous surfaces. This hand worked wood will be assembled, with your choice of hand wrought cut nails or square wooden pegs, into your own shipping and storage pallet. Just the right height from the ground to keep things dry, with notches cut by hand for your forklift tines or pallet jack to facilitate moving it around. There will also be a brief discussion, slide show and lecture about the history of pallets and pallet making in both the US and Europe! You won't want to miss this one, so keep this date open, as we may not be able to run this class again for some time. You'll feel like singing,see you there!! Mike

Date: April 1st Time: 11:00 pm – 4:30am Cost: $TBD Tools and Materials will be supplied