ARTISANS WORKSHOPS 

Perch Stool
Perch Stool
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Sackback Arm Chair
Sackback Arm Chair
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Fanback Armchair Rocker
Fanback Armchair Rocker
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Australian Side Chair
Australian Side Chair
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Comb Back Rocker
Comb Back Rocker
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Fanback Chair
Fanback Chair
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WORKSHOPS - INFORMATION 

Classes are held at our workshop in Kyneton in Victoria's Macedon Ranges, an hours drive from Melbourne.  

Classes include all materials, patterns and expert tuition and all day tea & coffee.  Prior to March 2020, workshops ran each month. 

Details of workshops are below. We have waitlists on all classes due to 20 months of cancellations. You are welcome to email us at info@rundellandrundell.com.au to be wait-listed for courses that will be scheduled for 2022 or  notified if a place becomes available.

For chair commissions - please email Glen directly at: glenalan@me.com

Windsor Chairmaking Workshops with Glen Rundell :

Perch Stool : A 'Perch' is a beautifully crafted three legged stool. During the Perch Stool workshop you will spend time on a wood lathe and learn to turn legs and stretchers, you will learn to use a wide range of traditional hand tools to carve out the seat including scorps, travishers and spokeshaves. On the final day - you will assemble your perch stool, glue up and finish detailing your stool ready to take home. No prior experience is necessary. 

Hand crafted in three consecutive days / approx 24 - 27 hours.  Cost: $750  (image 1).  

Sackback or 'Double Bow' Armchair : The Sackback or "Double Bow" Windsor chair is a seven day workshop. You will begin the workshop by learning how to make spindles on a shavehorse using drawer knives and spoke shaves. The crest rail and arm rails are carved and steambent around hand made jigs. You will learn seat carving using traditional hand tools, scorpes, travishers, drawer knives and spoke shaves. At the completion of the seven days, you take home a truly handcrafted heirloom piece of furniture.  (image 2)

Course runs for 7 consecutive days / approx 56 - 60 hours.  Cost: $1750

Fanback Arm-Chair Rocker Workshop : Be a part of this seven day workshop and take home a timeless chair that you have hand crafted over a week. Participants will be taken through traditional processes such as hand carving the seat to steam bending the crest piece and using traditional tools like draw knives, travishers  and spokeshaves. At the completion of this seven day workshop you will take home a timeless rocking chair that you have handcrafted; a true heirloom piece that you will pass down through generations. ( image 3)

Course runs for 7 consecutive days / approx 56 - 60 hours.  Cost:  $1750 

Australian Windsor Chair Workshop : The 'Australian' Chair was designed by Glen Rundell following his return from a fellowship undertaken in the UK, he looked at both UK and USA influences on Australian chairmaking and arrived at the 'Australian' chair - a smaller side chair perfectly suited for around the table with a mix of English, American and of course Australian influences.  Participants will be taken through traditional processes using traditional tools like draw knives, travishers  and spokeshaves, using the shave horse, hand carving seats and steam-bending.  At the completion of this five day workshop you will take home the chair you have crafted. (image 4)  

Course runs for 5 consecutive days / approx 40 - 45 hours.  Cost:  $1250 

Comb Back Rocking Chair Workshop : Be a part of this seven day workshop and take home a timeless chair that you have hand crafted over a week. Participants will be taken through traditional processes such as hand carving the seat to steam bending the crest piece and using traditional tools like draw knives, travishers  and spokeshaves. At the completion of this seven day workshop you will take home a timeless rocking chair that you have handcrafted; a true heirloom piece that you will pass down through generations. ( image 5).  

Course runs for 7 consecutive days / approx 56 - 60 hours. Cost:  $1850 

Fanback Chair : Be a part of this six day workshop and take home a timeless side chair that you have hand crafted over a week. Participants will be taken through traditional processes such as hand carving the seat to steam bending the crest piece and using traditional tools like draw knives, travishers  and spokeshaves. At the completion of this six day workshop you will take home a timeless chair that you have handcrafted; a true heirloom piece that you will pass down through generations. (Fanback style image 6)

Course runs for 6 consecutive days / approx 48 - 56 hours. Cost:  $1500 

Artisans Workshops - 'one day workshops' with traditional Master Artisans. 

SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP: Learn the art of spoon carving with 'spoonsmith' Pete Trott. During the class you will be taught about selecting the right timber, wood grain and carving with a selection of swedish spoon carving knives. All tools are supplied. Course runs for approximately 6-7 hours.   

Cost : $250 - all materials included. Book online via our online shop (link at top right of menu).