Every year James attends a number of shows around the country promoting courses, selling tools and his book. For more details and links for the shows, please see below.
April 27 – May 1
Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley , Near Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
One of the biggest and best craft shows in the country! An enormous range of crafts and the wonderful gardens.
Parham House, Storrington, RH20 4HS
High quality marquee-based show in the grounds of the beautiful Parham House
Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
The Sussex Guild marquee is set up in front of the beautiful Pashley Manor. The gardens are well worth a visit in their own right. Excellent cafe/restaurant.
Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6DY
A well established show with an excellent range of crafts on offer.
Midhurst Rother College, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
The perfect pre-Christmas show!
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