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Wisdom Through Wood – School of green woodworking

Wisdom Through Wood workshop
chairs by the fire at wisdom through wood
Night time in the workshop
Spoke shave on a chair seat
Silver Wattle shavings
Hand tools at Wisdom Through Wood
Huon Pine bench seat
Double Bow Windsor Chair at Wisdom Through Wood
Free, Beetle and Mallet

The concept of Wisdom Through Wood emerged from the Tasmanian forest in 2012. It’s now the go-to place to learn green woodworking in Australia.

The school, and open-air workshop, are surrounded by tall trees and a fern-lined creek which nestles naturally into the forest on the southern slopes of kunanyi / Mt Wellington. It’s about a 25-minute drive from Hobart.

Our woodworking courses range from one to nine days and progress from an introduction to the tools and techniques of green woodworking through to creating a chair from a tree. We also make stools, spoons and bowls. The longer courses are not more difficult, they simply go into more detail and you experience a broader range of tools and techniques.

Most courses will have four to five participants and you can be almost any age. The youngest student we’ve had so far was 6 years of age. And the oldest was 78. Participants are from all walks of life and often have vastly different levels of woodworking experience.

In the open-air workshop, you’ll have your own pole lathe, draw horse and hand tools. We’ll guide you through the experience you seek – in a way, and at a pace, that suits you.


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