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The Iconic Hoop Stool Course

Monday 17th-Friday 28th June 2024

This elegant, practical & very comfortable hoop stool has been part of the short course and a set project within our full time Furniture Makers' Programme since 2007.

We are delighted to bring it back into the short course programme again in 2024.

The stool building involves several of the key wood-bending techniques, including steam bending as well as kerf bending and laminating.

Special jigs are used for the thicknesser and the table saw; the bandsaw and tjointer also get a thorough work-out. This course includes several critical operations using the router (both hand held and table mounted) expanding the students’ repertoire with this versatile machine.

Hand skills are further developed both in careful jointing and hand shaping. The hand plane and spoke shave are used for refining the final shape.


June 17–28


9.00am - 4.30pm


Centre for Fine Woodworking
465 Main Road, Wakapuaka, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$2500 including all materials


Ph. +64 3 545 2674

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