one day class in the basic skills involved in
making your own sticks. No experience needed but
minimum age is 18 (because of insurance
limitations). Most of the people who come have
never made a stick before - but
goes home with a complete stick they have
Anyone with a bit of stickmaking knowledge who
would like to improve and learn some new tricks is
format of the class is really simple - I show you
how to do something, then watch you do it on your
own so you really do make the complete stick on the
day! If you need more advice - I'm here to help as
much as you need.
who attends learns how to straighten a stick, make
a "proper" traditional peg joint to fix the handle
to the shank and use standard hand tools to work
the handle and shank to a finished stage. No power
tools are used by students - all sawing and
drilling is done before the class. There is a
choice of seven or eight different handle types in
wood and antler to use - many people come back more
than once to make different sticks.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS ARE PROVIDED FOR YOU ON THE
DAY. FREE LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS ARE PROVIDED TOO
(if required) SO YOU ONLY NEED TO BRING
start at 9.00am and finish around 4.30 to 5pm.
We hold the classes in my heated workshop and have
use of the toilets at the Walled Garden very close
get held up on the day for any reason then try and
let me know, if you're a little bit late we can
make up some lost time and still get finished.
of Three people only in each class. Price is
£150 per person inc. VAT.
All materials and use of tools are included in the
lunch, usually of sandwiches, pie, crisps and cake
is provided. If you prefer to bring your own
please let us know in advance.
you have any special dietary
I suggest you bring your own lunch as we can't
guarantee to fulfil your needs. Coffee and tea is
provided at frequent intervals.