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Olive's Workshops

Craft a Windsor Foot Stool

Regular price $90.00
Regular price Sale price $90.00

Instructor: David Abeel

Saturday, March 18

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Adult 18+

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Immerse yourself in the secrets of Windsor craftsmanship by creating a live edged shorty footstool. A variety of wood types, colors, and grain patterns will be available to choose from. Gain skills in layout, compound drilling, and shaping parts with spokeshave and travisher. You'll leave with glued-up, wedged, and leveled projects ready for paint or clear finish at home. Beginner to advanced woodworkers are welcome; wood-turned legs are provided.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Bring a sack lunch or explore local dining options.

All materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $50 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.

*Masks are recommended but not required while participating in a workshop or event.

Students will need to bring:

  • Apron (optional)
  • Note-taking materials (optional)

About David Abeel:

David resides in Traverse City, MI and teaches the craft of Windsor chair making all over the eastern U.S. He says, "I love making Windsors because the craft is accessible to all woodworking skill levels. The tools required are few in number and intuitive to use. It is very fulfilling to hear students comment on how amazed they are at what they can create in such a short period of time. I want every student to feel more confident in their shop skills, pride in their work, and the joy that comes with this historic American craft."