Woodland Carpentry Progression at Elan

Written by Tir Coed / Thursday 22 November 2018

For five days during October, seven trainees, led by tutors Gavin Doram and Cath Rigler took part in an advanced woodland carpentry course at Elan.

There was a good mix of ages and experience in the group and everyone worked together brilliantly as a team to design and make three shave horses and two pole lathes.


The progression courses are aimed at giving trainees an introduction to and an experience of a working environment. The course runs at a quicker pace compared to the 12 week training courses and trainees are expected to meet a certain outcome by the end of the 5 days.


Aching muscles and blisters aside, fun was had by all and certificates of achievement were awarded and very much deserved.