If you are coming to The Windsor Workshop in 2019 for the first time, then you have a choice of five Windsor armchairs: the Classic, Rocker, Low-back, Ergo and Continuous-arm.
Once you have made one chair, you can make any of the other course chairs, including the Full-English double bow and settee.
Each chair presents its own particular challenges, but whichever you choose you will learn all the fundamental principles of Windsor chairmaking.
(returning students only)
No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.
Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.
Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.
Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.
“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015