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Suitable for anyone interested in craft skills.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to working green wood – the processes, techniques and tools and the products you can make.
  • Demonstration of hands on techniques to convert logs into products.
  • Choosing wood, cutting to size, cleaving, shaving, and pole lathe turning.
  • Selecting products to make to use green wood tools and techniques e.g. tent pegs, spatulas, spoons, dibbers, candlesticks, rounders bats.
  • Continue to make objects using the shave horse and pole lathe.
  • Discussion of ideas for future projects e.g. chairs, stools, benches and making a shave horse and pole lathe.
  • Suggested reading and sources of wood and tools.

Course reference: FOP041

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Date: 14th June 2018

Time: 09:30- 16:30

Location: Flimwell Campus




We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.

  • Discover the latest equipment for your course

You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.

  • Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills

You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.

  • Experience our fantastic modern facilities

Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies 

  • Benefit from our excellent local connections

You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.

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