Hand Crafted Timber Co has just been awarded a bronze certificate by Craft Courses (www.craftcourses.com) for its excellent delivery of timber hewing courses.
- An introduction to the various types of axes and their uses
- How to sharpen an axe
- What PPE is required
- How to secure and stablise a log and mark out cutting lines
- The art of notching out
- How to create a flat surface
You may find that one day is not enough, and there will be an opportunity for those wishing to create a piece to take away to â€œsave their workâ€ and come back for further tutorial sessions. Courses will cost Â£150 per person per day. Full PPE (apart from boots) will be provided, along with all the necessary tools and instruments. Refreshments and a home cooked lunch will be provided.
This course will take place near Hatfield Broad Oak in Essex. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking instructions. Courses are limited to a maximum number of 4 people.
Please note that as this is involves the use of sharp instruments you will be expected to abide by our Health and Safety statement, which will be issued to you when you express an interest in attending a course.
If you have any comments or suggestions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
â€œThis course was awesome!Â I learnt a lot about the history of the tools and the timbers.Â It also taught me how to work with timber without a saw which bullies the timber into doing what it wants to do.Â As it was a hot day and we were not used to the work it was hard to keep going all day this is where Steve was very helpful and joined in to help us to get onto the next step so we could learn the whole process.Â We learnt everything from sharpening to completing dead square sides on a box heart timber beam. I have spent time with Steve at some of the shows he demonstrates at and I came away having learnt lots more skills and knowledge of the tools and craft of hewing on Saturday.â€ Mr. G.Â Allen (Suffolk)
Regards Mr A Jelley (Somerset)