Conditions of Booking

A deposit is payable to secure a place on a course: £350 for a 5- day course and £100 for a weekend course.

The deposit is fully refundable or transferable up to 45 days before the beginning of the course.

Less than 45 days from the beginning of the course the deposit is not refundable unless you transfer to another course AND the original place is filled; in which case the deposit will count in full towards the new course.

The balance of the course fee is payable at the beginning of the course. 

Chair Making Courses

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.

Chair Making Book

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.

Youtube Videos

Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.

Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.

Tool Testimonials

“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