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Learn the proper techniques to handle your power tools or hand tools on specialist courses and workshops all across the UK. Includes courses in maintaining and sharpening your tools.

London - Next course on 9th April 2018
In this class you will get to grips with a traditional style wooden bodied plane where the blade is held in place by a wedge. I really like this type of plane as they are light and feel amazing to use-they glide so easily across the surface. I will give you a new plane that you can work on and you will take it home with you after the class. The cost of the plane...
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...
A five week 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: • Toolcare and sharpening • Wood knowledge • Design and composition advice • Letter carving • Relief carving
Welcome to the Great British Woodshop. 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 use the tools safely and which is the best tool for each job from rough work to...
Sharp tools are the essence of good woodworking. On this one-day course I will show you how to get your tools into tip top condition. All the main green woodworking tools will be covered - draw knife and spoke-shave, whittling and hook knives, travisher, chisels and planes. Learn the theory and practice of tool sharpening. Bring your own tools. I will provide sharpening stones but please bring your own sharpening equipment for assessment and possible...
Yorkshire - Next course on 5th May 2018
Tool Sharpening - one day course There is no better way to get in touch with the heritage of Sheffield and its great tradition of steel blade making than learning to sharpen your own tools effectively. Did you know that many tools are sold blunt? Spend the day learning a number of techniques using various sharpening equipment for green woodworking tools, i.e. axes, drawknives, billhooks, turning tools, chisels, slashers in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall...
South Yorkshire
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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 29th May 2018
Spend 4 days learning to make the tools of a blacksmith/bladesmith - hammer, tongs, drifts, cutting chisels, fullers. These are examples of some of the tools you can make. This course can also be made into single courses of one day to make a single item at a cost of £280 per day. No places will be booked without a deposit of £150 being made on the day of booking.
Spray painting is always used by professional shops to give the highest quality finish in much less time. It doesn't matter if you want to renovate your kitchen cupboards, finish the piece of furniture you just finished building or spray your car to fix a minor dent. Learning how to spray paint gives you a skill that will allow you to achieve a high quality finish on any project. If you want to learn how...
'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...