Windsor Chair Making class
Tuesday, October 15 - Saturday, October 19
Windsor chairs go back several centuries and this class will feature many of the traditional skills used from the beginning.
In this class, participants will start with rough-cut logs and end up with a custom chair they can take back home to where finishing touches that take time to dry like stain or paint may be applied.
Participants will learn about riving a log, sharpening, use of a drawknife and spokeshave, bending wood, edge jointing, carving a seat, round mortise and tenon joinery, spindle turning on a lathe, chair assembly and finishing with milk paint.
Tillers International is located on a 430 acre farm and you’re welcome to stay at our stone house for as little as $40 at night. Call us at (269) 626-0223 for details or click here.
Jim Crammond is an accomplished woodworker who has been making his own chairs for decades. His gentle, but informative teaching style makes him a perfect instructor for someone making a Windsor chair for the first time.
Jim has been teaching Windsor Chair Making at Tillers International for years where he has worked with students from across the United States and from many countries.
Space is limited for this popular class so we encourage people to sign up early. To register, please click here. If you’d like to reserve your stop with a non-refundable deposit, please call us at (269) 626-0223 Monday through Friday during business hours.
Woodworking is an important skill in our overseas work where we rely on it to make yokes from draft animals and components to farming equipment like planters.