Peter Ross and I have been wanting to teach together for years, but what to teach? Peter’s a blacksmith, but my chairs don’t need any metal bits. A couple months ago we realized that a wheelbarrow would be perfect; it can be partially made with green wood, it has plenty of metal parts for Peter to teach and everyone needs a nice wheelbarrow to show off to the neighbors. I know I do.
I can’t wait to spend a week with Peter – he’s one of the best. Here’s the info:
Learn traditional woodworking and blacksmithing techniques as you build a handsome wheelbarrow. Elia will help you split a log, shave the parts, split tenons with a chisel, then use dry draw-bored pins to lock the green joints together. You’ll bandsaw and chisel a wheel from dry oak boards and attach it’s metal rim. As you forge brackets and braces for your wheelbarrow, you’ll learn basic blacksmithing techniques from one of the best blacksmiths in the country.
Lunch and all materials are included. Class size is limited to 10 students.
A $200 deposit is required to register. If written cancellation is received up to two months before the class start date, a 50% refund will be provided. Within two months no refund is offered.
TRADIONAL WHEELBARROW, June 17th to 22nd, 2019 – $1100
About Peter Ross: Peter is a nationally recognized artisan blacksmith. After 23 years as master of the blacksmith shop at Colonial Williamsburg, he moved to rural North Carolina and now operates his own shop. Peter specializes in museum-quality reproductions of hardware and furnishings for historic houses, working mainly with the hand-tool methods used in pre-industrial England and America.
Chairmaking class info can be found on my teaching page.
Other classes that still have openings:
CONTINUOUS ARM CHAIR, March 18th to 23rd, 2019
JANE MICKELBOROUGH BRETON SPOONS, July 22nd to 24th, 2019
LOOP BACK SIDE CHAIR, August 5th to 10th, 2019
CONTINUOUS ARM CHAIR, August 26th to 31th, 2019
GREENWOOD WEEK, September 23rd to 27th, 2019
SOUP-TO-NUTS LOOP BACK CHAIR, October 14th to 25th, 2019
LOOP BACK SIDE CHAIR, December 2nd to 7th, 2019