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Tools: power tools, hand tools & sharpening tools courses

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.

Surrey - Next course on 25th May 2019
These courses are very popular and gets booked quickly. Make a pallet chair to take away. 10am - 4pm Make a pallet table to take away. 10am-4pm Make a birdhouse from pallets to take away. 9am-12pm Make a garden planter from pallets to take away. 1pm-4pm The courses will cover an overview of the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet. You will create your own piece of furniture to take home. Learn...
Learn the skills and techniques of the traditional art of wood carving. Set out and carve a heritage design. Enjoy working with and understanding the properties of wood. You will be using very sharp chisels and gouges to safely create a finished piece with step by step guidance from experienced woodworker of 40 years, Graeme Lawrence. Adults only. Suitable for beginners.
Bristol - Next course on 30th June 2019
A short course in woodwork joinery tool maintenance and sharpening. This course will teach you how keep your chisels, planes and scrapers sharp and in good working order. You will have the opportunity to try out a variety of sharpening equipment and techniques so that you can make informed decisions about what to buy for your own workshop. Feel free to bring your own chisel and plane for sharpening (tools are provided if you don’t...
Inverness-Shire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Worn as part of your traditional Scottish Highlands dress on special occasions, no self respecting Highlander should be without their sgian-dubh. Special occasions require a special knife, so rather than buying a mass-produced copy, why not make your very own sgian-dubh just the way you want it! In this one-day course, create a one of a kind sgian-dubh that that you will cherish for years to come. What to expect on the course You will...
Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd June 2019
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...
London - Next course on 30th May 2019
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...
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...
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: a relief a bowl or simple 3 dimensional object Your own ideas welcome.
Devon - Next course on 8th June 2019
Learn the basics of Do-It-Yourself at this one-day workshop with in the Trill Farm wood workshop. Perfect for beginners for all those annoying jobs around the house that you feel you should be able to tackle... if only you knew how. We know it's frustrating to wait for jobs to be done, and how much tradespeople can charge for them! And we understand it can be a bit daunting to head for a wall with...
Learn how to get the best from your hand tools for greenwood crafts. This course is designed for people with some existing knowledge of hand tools, who would like to improve their skills and learn useful techniques. Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9.30am start Depart: 4.00pm, although this is approximate. Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website. What to bring: work clothes Let us know: if you have any special needs...