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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Heritage Crafts: Woodwork

Creative Arts & Crafts Classes at The Ulster Folk Museum

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 19 May 2019

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Small Wooden Stool                           

Saturday 13th October            

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Join our special guest artisan David Cousley, woodwork specialist, and with his guidance learn how to use a drawknife, drill with a brace and bit and spokeshave on a traditional shaving horse. Your hand crafted stool will be made from ash and elm wood.

Fee: £55/£50 + £15 to tutor for materials

Tutor: David Cousley                                     Ref: 10/WOOD

Wood Carved Harvest Mouse

Sunday 28th October

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Join our wood carver for the day and learn some of his skills. Using native lime wood, which was the carver’s medium in the 1600s, participants will carve Harvest symbols such as leaves, acorns or a mouse. Other demonstrations on how to carve a rose and lettering as well as how to sharpen tools will be given. To end your day, participants will be taken on a tour of the Museum’s carpenter’s workshop.

Fee: £55/£50 + £10 to tutor for materials

Tutor: Philip Steel                                           Ref: 10/HCARV

Wooden Garden Rake

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

This year as you gather up your garden leaves why not use a wooden rake made by your own hand? Spend the weekend with guest tutor David Cousley learning how to use a drawknife, drill with a brace and bit and spokeshave on a traditional shaving horse. Your rake will be made using ash wood.

Fee: £85/£80 + £15 to tutor for materials

Tutor: David Cousley                                     Ref: 11/RAKE

Wooden Bowl 

Saturday 1st December

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Join artisan David Cousley, a woodwork specialist, and spend the day hand crafting a traditional wooden bowl. The bowl is made from freshly felled green sycamore and birch wood and is shaped with hand tools

Fee: £55/£50 + £15 to tutor for materials

Tutor: David Cousley                                     Ref: 12/XBOWL

Wood Carving: Lettering                                          

Saturday 2nd March

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Join our guest tutor for a day of woodcarving. You will be taken on a guided tour of the Museum’s Carpenter shop before learning different styles of lettering such as Celtic, Roman times and Gothic. Participants will use teak to create their own personalized plaque which will be oiled and waxed before you take it home.

Fee: £55/£50+ £10 to tutor for materials

Tutor: Philip Steel                                           Ref: 03/CARV

Small Wooden Stool                           

Sunday 7th April                     

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Join our special guest artisan David Cousley, woodwork specialist, and spend the day hand crafting a traditional stool.

Fee: £55/£50 + £15 to tutor for materials

Tutor: David Cousley                                     Ref: 05/WSTO

Wood Carving: flower plaque            

Sunday 19th May

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Using native lime wood, which was the carver’s medium in the 1600s, participants will carve a rose similar to those found on the bedheads on board Titanic. You will be shown how to sharpen tools and carve letters. To end your day, participants will be taken on a tour of the Museum’s carpenter’s workshop.

Fee: £55/£50 +£10 to tutor for materials

Tutor: Philip Steel                               Ref: 05/FCARV