Traditional wooden rake making

Saturday 12 October 2019


The course

Make a wooden rake and tailor its size to your needs. You will make the rake head, fit the pegs as well as prepare and fit the handle.

The tutor

Mark Allery is a full time pole lathe turner and greenwood worker, and regularly demonstrates at the Museum. A member of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and of the Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group. Mark became involved in greenwood working through conservation work, particularly the Lynchmere commons near Haslemere where he lives and where he is now the site manager for the mixed woodland and heathland site. In addition to pole lathe turning Mark also makes besom brooms, hay rakes, a range of coppice products and burns charcoal.

Participant information

Please wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them.

Fee and refreshments

£85 per person, inclusive of tuition, tea and coffee, materials and use of tools.  Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. The café will be open or you may like to bring a packed lunch.



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