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Are you interested in woodwork? Perhaps the smell of a woodwork shop is perfume to your nostrils? Maybe the words lathe, chisel and dowel fire your imagination? You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn when it comes to working with wood. Perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood carving or tackle the rudiments of wood turning on the lathe. Look no further! Soon you could be spending time in a creative wood workshop with a master of the craft...

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ONE DAY WOODTURNING COURSE. With Don White. *There is 500sq.ft of fully equipped workshop space with full dust extraction to all machinery. *The “Hands-On” course is structured to cover basic principles, but is also flexible enough to be tailored to individual requirements. *Tool identification, bevel angles and sharpening will be discussed and demonstrated, enabling the student to apply proven cutting techniques which will result in minimizing sanding and less dust. *Work Holding methods, such as...
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A member of the Register of Professional Turners (RPT) with a recognised teaching qualification (PTLLS), Mark Hancock runs these wood turning course from his well-equipped workshop near Pershore, Worcestershire Courses can be arranged for all levels of experience from the complete beginner to the more advanced turner with each course specifically designed to meets the student’s needs and requirements. Those that have turning tools are encouraged to bring these along with samples of work to...
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George Foweraker runs this one day wood turning course from his well equipped workshop in Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset. Each course is specifically designed to meets the students needs, so that you obtain the required skills to take away and progress within the craft. The emphasis remains on the correct use of tools and techniques to use while practicing the craft of wood turning. Whether you are starting out on your first step in woodturning or would...
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Next course on 22nd July 2017
Introduction to green wood furniture making - 2 days A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing. Maximum of 6 students. You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shaving...
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Next course on 27th January 2018
One day stool making course - courses run throughout the year. This is a really great day to get stuck into green woodworking if its your first time. Or even to hone up on skills if you've had a shot before. You are taken through the process from a log, split out, make tenons and mortices shape a seat and sculpt the legs on a shaving horse. Assemble and sit !! “I’m not a human...
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Next course on 10th September 2017
The one day courses take place in a community hall in Dereham, Norfolk and run from 9.15 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. You will find the ‘making a small fruit picking basket’ course is ‘full on’, packing a lot into one day, and is aimed at those with patience and stamina (and a fair amount of agility) who would like to master the craft of willow basketmaking. The day will teach all the techniques required to...
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My name is Simon Vowell and I am a traditional pole lathe turner that has been introducing the craft back to the general public for the past five years. This beginners course will cover the basics of green wood-turning with all tools and materials provided. No previous experience necessary. The course content will include the selection of materials, tool types, techniques and their safe use to create a finished item by the end of the...
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Sharon Littley has been teaching carving for over 15 years and has tutored students of the craft all over the UK. Sharon is based in Port Talbot, Wales. Author of the book 'Celtic Carved Lovespoons', Sharon is a well known for her wonderful and unique Lovespoons, a traditional Welsh gift. Friendly and approachable as well as massively knowledgeable about all things to do with wooden love spoons, get in touch with Sharon to discuss possible...
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This wood turning session is designed for those who want to take their first step into wood turning with the wish to create something on the lathe. No fuss, just fun! You will learn how to mount a piece of wood on the lathe. How to cut and shape the wood using gouges and other wood turning tools. The session can be tuned to what you would like to do as people learn quicker working...
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For the course dates please click on the link above. Five day woodworking course in Penrith, Cumbria. This is a continuation of my other five day woodwork course (tools and things) with the emphasis on timber; what are acceptable defects in timber, how do you write out a cutting list that means something to your supplier, what to look for when buying wood and what to avoid. You will ideally have done course 1 (tools...