Traditional Wheelbarrow with Peter Ross & Elia Bizzarri

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 and takes place at Elia’s shop in Hillsborough, NC.

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

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If the class you want is full, don’t despair! Cancellations might happen, so email me to be added to the waitlist.


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.


We’ll be making a wheel similar to this one.

“I have been making Windsor chairs for 7 years and sell at craft shows. I came hoping to learn a few new techniques and left with a completely new method of chair making that will greatly improve the quality of my chairs.”
– Doug McAvoy


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