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Wooden furniture making has wide appeal to both the artisan and practical woodworker. Learning the wood working skills to produce a piece of furniture that will adorn your home is something that will stay with you throughout life, giving you the opportunity to be surrounded by high quality and unique wooden pieces - or simply furniture that exactly suits your needs and tastes. Sometimes referred to as cabinetry or cabinet making, this type of woodwork requires a great degree of fine detailing - and craftsmanship! The courses on these pages range from traditional chair making workshops, to furniture making courses which will equip you with skills to base a career on.

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Next course on 15th April 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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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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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...
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Next course on 25th April 2017
Ten week course of woodwork evening classes, near Chester. Do you appreciate wooden handcrafted furniture? Would you like to learn how to transform a piece of wood into a family heirloom? Set yourself apart from the ‘Flat-pack Jacks’. Develop your woodworking skills by using a range of tools to bring your skills to life by producing a fantastic piece of furniture that you can proudly say "I made that" Whether you are a complete novice...
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For the course dates please click on the link above. This five day woodwork course - 'tools' complements my other five day course in wood. To find this course click on 'The Wood Workshop' above and scroll down. These are self interest woodwork courses where my aim is to give you the confidence and the knowledge to use basic hand tools and some of the more common power tools, to show you how to look...
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Next course on 13th May 2017
The aim is to give you a firm grounding in the fundamentals of making furniture. You will begin by learning how to make a piece of wood flat, square and straight using a hand plane. Mastering these traditional skills will help you to achieve perfection in everything you make, whether simple or complex. The ability to achieve ‘flat, square and straight’ was the very first thing I was taught as a student and it is...
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Next course on 22nd June 2017
Do you appreciate wooden handcrafted furniture? Would you like to learn how to transform a piece of wood into a family heirloom? Set yourself apart from the ‘Flat-pack Jacks’. Develop your woodworking skills by using a range of tools to bring your skills to life by producing a fantastic piece of furniture that you can proudly say “I made that.” Whether you are a complete novice or an aspiring artisan, this course will equip you...
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Next course on 4th April 2017
Green wood chair making course - 6 days. Starting with an unseasoned log you will learn how to create a beautiful and unique chair which will last for generations. This is one of the most satisfying green wood projects and the course is suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. The "post and rung" construction uses the natural properties of green wood to produce incredibly strong, glue-free joints. During the course you will learn...
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Next course on 8th April 2017
Charlie Whinney Studio offers beginners Steam-Bending courses for everyone. Steam bending is an ancient woodworking process which provides many opportunities for creating exciting designs, both sculptural and functional. The program for 2017 offers everything needed to get to grips with steam-bending wood and using the process for your own work.  We have divided the content into four modules; Beginners steam-bending, Chair-In-A-Day, Advanced steam-bending and Secret techniques, and everything and more is taught on the 3...
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Next course on 29th April 2017
2 day box making courses held on weekends throughout the year in beautiful Cumbria. Make your own handmade wooden box. The courses are fun and relaxed, yet will give you the skills & confidence to make stunning boxes on your own. The courses are run from a fully equipped cabinet making work shop. All tools and safety equipment are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. Ear defenders and...