Construct a Milking Stool with Richard Knight

Local Wood Artist, Richard Knight will share the innovative technique of mortise and tenon at the Wood Expo.

Local Wood Artist, Richard Knight will share the innovative technique of mortise and tenon at the Wood Expo.

Learn the art of constructing a traditional mortise and tenon joint using simple hand tools in this one day workshop.

Take home your newly honed woodworking skills, the confidence to source and select your own salvaged roadside and other timbers and your very own rustic work of art!

Richard has a natural affinity for wood and his ethic - simple design based on simple joinery using simple tools and utilizing existing resources. He works mostly with salvaged timber, creating rustic bush furniture that is built to stand the test of time and showcase the natural beauty of timber.

Richard is inspired by a pioneer in the art of rustic bush furniture, Austrian born Frank Wimmer. He was impressed by the clever design of Frank's furniture, constructed with mortise and tenon joints and utilizing recycled and salvaged timbers, mostly from logging operations.

He is also influenced by Jimmy Possum who lived in northern Tasmania over a century ago.  Jimmy made chairs know as ‘possums’ that have been described as one of the few truly innovative designs to come out of the bush.

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