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Rocking Chair Making Course 4 days before event starts £695.00 £0.00
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An action-packed 5-day course allowing students, of all skill levels, to craft a classic style rocking chair. During the course, a range of power tools, hand tools and woodworking machinery will be demonstrated and used.

What you will learn

During the course, you'll learn spindle woodturning to make the legs and arm supports, bandsaw cutting for the seat and rockers and steam bending for the arm bow. This attractive piece of furniture involves many other woodworking processes that include the use of power carving and precise hand tool work. Although Elm is used when available the usual timber of choice is air-dried Ash, as it is stable, workable and the end results are beautiful.
Throughout
 the course, you will be shown, in detail, how to shape your rough sawn timber into components that, at the end of the week, will form the perfect rocking chair. 

All timber, tools and protective equipment are provided for this course. A light lunch and refreshments are also included. 

What you will take home

  • Your Rocking Chair
  • ‘How to’ - Course details
  • Certificate of attendance

Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.

Additional information

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines you will be using.

No experience needed.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

Do you have questions about Rocking Chair Making Course? Contact Axminster Skill Centre

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Axminster Skill Centre
Unit 10
Weycroft Avenue
EX13 5PH Axminster
United Kingdom

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