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Windsor Kitchen Stool: On the Lathe

Course Overview

This course is an overview of Windsor design and construction. Explore the origins and history of Windsor stools and chairs along with the traditional methods and tools used to construct them. Students learn how to select appropriate materials, split green wood for legs and stretchers, and sculpt a seat using hand tools. Students will experience both an electric lathe and a spring-pole lathe, a simple foot-powered wood turning device for shaping rough lumber into legs. Simple joinery methods will be used for the final assembly. During class students will assemble one stool and will gain additional practice on the lathe as time allows. In this session, students will construct the popular kitchen stool, 25" in height.


Wed, Feb 28th, 2018  –  Fri, Mar 2nd, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $365.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Wed, Jan 17th, 2018
Includes materials fee of $110.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

I hesitate to require tools, but if you have tools bring them because it is benefiicial to use the tools you are familiar with or in some cases learn to use the tools you own.  If you don't own tools and plan to buy them, it is perhaps better to wait until after the class at North House in which we willl discuss tools and the right tools to buy.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Wed, Jan 17th, 2018
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