The following tools are available to purchase.


The essential tool for hollowing a Windsor chair seat. Start off with an adze or Arbortech and complete the job to a great finish with the travisher. It cuts so sweetly, even on elm, you won’t want to stop!


Low-angled wooden spokeshaves made to James Mursell’s designs and used every day in the workshop. Don’tjust take our word for how good they are – read the tool testimonials!

Scraper Tools

The traviscraper and spokescraper are used to refine surfaces. The traviscraper works on concave and the spokescraper on convex surfaces.


This very coarse rasp with an elm handle will shape wood effortlessly – even the toughest end-grain. Turn it over and the finer side will produce an excellent smooth surface.

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