The following tools are nice to bring if you already have them. Especially bring any draw knives, spoke shaves, or card scrapers that you have — we can sharpen and tune them up if necessary. If you do want to buy some tools ahead of class you can’t go wrong with Lie-Nielsen’s Boggs flat bottom and curved bottom spokeshaves (if you can only afford one, get the curved bottom) or their drawknives— they are essential and excellent tools. 

Shaping and Windsor Chair Special Tools

Adz: I use Barr Tools Dunbar Adz and have one in the shop to use I also have some short handles gutter adzes that are excellent.  One can get away without using an adz and just use a scorp.

Scorp: an essential seat carving tool.   Barr Tools makes some nice ones.  There will be a few available to share, but a good sense of sharing is important if you choose not to bring your own.

Scrub plane: for flattening and thicknessing the seat blanks

Folding extension rule

Carving “ 11/7 gouge for seat gutter and crest detail 

Camera. To record your progress

I have everything here (and often multiple brands) that you’ll need to build a Windsor chair. You are welcome to try the tools here before you buy.