Many of my visitors and friends have asked if I would offer woodworking courses. I am pleased to say that the Nova Scotia Museum has generously offered to sponsor some basic courses in traditional woodworking methods. We will be using the Sutherland Steam Mill site in Denmark, Nova Scotia as our workshop. Just 15 kms from our studio here in Earltown, the old mill offers a very traditional setting in which to work wood by hand.We will initially offer two weekend (Friday and Saturday) courses in September making a shaving horse. The shaving horse once held an honored place in woodworking shops. It was essentially a low bench that allowed the sitter to clamp a work piece with the strength of their legs and leave their hands free to shape and contour. I invite all who are interested to visit museum.gov.ns.ca or contact me by phone or email for details.