Windsor Kitchen Stool: On the Lathe
This course is an overview of Windsor design and construction. Explore the origins and history of Windsor stools and chairs along with the traditional methods and tools used to construct them. Students will learn how to select appropriate materials, split green wood for legs and stretchers, and sculpt a seat using hand tools. Students will experience both an electric lathe and a spring-pole lathe, a simple foot-powered wood-turning device for shaping rough lumber into legs. Simple joinery methods will be used for the final assembly. During class students will assemble one stool and will gain additional practice on the lathe as time allows. Maximum course size is six, allowing for ample time for hands-on building and practice turning. In this session, students will construct the popular kitchen stool, 25" in height.