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James Mursell writes newsletters 4 – 5 times a year. They include articles about all aspects of Windsor chairs and Windsor chair making. Experiences of past students are often included to share their experiences of making chairs at home. James’ tools are often featured, announcing any new items and changes/improvements. The latest details of chair making courses are included along with the latest course dates.

James always welcomes contributions from Windsor chair enthusiasts and other chair makers.

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Delivered by email, each newsletter contains new course dates, Windsor chair making tips and other useful information.

PDF Newsletters

To read even earlier newsletters which were in pdf format, please click the following links to download the relevant newsletter pdf file.

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

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