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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...
A one day introductory course in Woodcarving at Nigel’s Workshop in Challock surrounded by woodland. Small groups 5 persons max
A taster course for those who are new to Woodcarving featuring:
The opportunity to carve:
simple 3 dimensional object
Your own ideas welcome.
All power tool workshops are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free.
For those hungry to get their hands on the big toys this is the course for you. If you're already comfortable with hand tools and want those jobs to go faster with less effort then a power tool is the answer. In this course students will learn how to set up and...
'The Carving Room' is a new wood carving workshop in Stackpole village, near Pembroke in West Wales.
Started in September 2017. This is a chance to learn a new skill or improve on your existing carving techniques and ideas.
Each class is 2 hours long with a 15 minute tea break.
Children's classes will also be available soon.
Please visit website for 2018 class dates.
Tutor, Anthony Griffiths has been teaching wood carving for nearly...
Monumental sculptural wood carving is an opportunity to get involved in carving large scale green timber. The course supports all levels of ability in a relaxed atmosphere. Your tutor Stephen Stockbridge trained as a sculptor and has been creating public artworks for over 30 years. The carving once completed is donated to a school or community space. Students are introduced to working with mallets chisels and gouges and look at tool selection. The principles of...
One day freestyle carving taster course which can be extended for more complex projects.
Work with Jason to develop your ideas and your ability to realise imaginative, fun projects from english hardwoods and recycled timbers.
Jason Thomson is a skilful artist with 25 years experience of creating carved sculptures and public art around the uk.
Build your hand tool confidence using saws, axes, adzes, gouges, rasps and knives to create expressive carved artworks in relief...
You will learn how to make a blacksmith's basic tool kit.
Over the three days you will make a complete set of the most essential tools needed to get you started and to become self-sufficient. All the tools you make will be yours to keep. Once in possession of this toolkit, you will be able to go on to make more tools for yourself.
Many people who have taken the 3-day beginner's course find that...
A 1 day Basic woodworking course in a beautiful location in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The main purpose of this course is to develop essential hand skills and give a good understanding of the woodworking principles
Students will cover:
-Guidance on buying woodworking tools
-Hand tool selection and maintenance
-Sharpening and tuning of hand planes
-Using hand planes
-Achieving flat, straight and square with a plane
-Hand saws and...
This one-day course in David’s peaceful, rural workshop in Cheshire is designed as an introduction to fine furniture making. It is aimed at both complete beginners and those woodworkers wishing to brush up on some basics. At the end of the day you will take home a finished floating shelf with recesses for tea light holders (the shelf can be left plain if preferred). The focus is on how to achieve professional standard work by...
What you will learn:
• Flattening and fine tuning the castings and various components that make up any plane
• Setting up a cutting gauge and if necessary upgrading the blade
• Grinding bevels using bench grinder and whetstone grinder
• Grinding / honing angles
• Flattening bench stones
• Honing techniques with bench stones – freehand and using honing guides
• Making and using a strop
• Techniques for sharpening shaped blades...