Heritage Craft Alliance: Making Gates and Stiles
This course is for those who would like to make their own garden or field gates and or stiles for use in various environments. You will learn how to set out a rod so that you can accurately mark up timbers. Using green timber you will learn how to make traditional joints. The techniques you will learn have been in use for centuries and remain as useful today. The manufacturing principles used form the basis of much of our general agricultural joinery production of today.
You will make your own gate (so please come equipped with measurements).
Learning about tools and timber:
· Choosing and using green wood, larch/oak
· Using hand tools to form joints
· Practice joints
· Using machines to cut and form joints
· Setting out from a rod.
· Working from sketches
· Cutting correct joints
· Dry fitting
· Assembling your gate
|Venue||Gayle Mill, near Hawes in Wensleydale|