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Traditional woodland crafts & green woodworking courses

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Traditional woodland craft courses (we also include green woodworking and greenwood crafts in this section) are increasing in the UK. Traditional woodland craft can also be known as ‘woodmanship’ and means working with trees, forests and tools in a way that communities going back thousands of years would recognise. These wood-loving ancestors of ours may have been the first true conservationists, working their resources in a way that was renewable and sustainable, not only preserving trees, but enhancing the richness of the surrounding wildlife. Traditional craft and green wood workshops in this section will generally involve woodwork without the use of nails and screws - and with a focus on hand tools. Think rustic!
Wood turning courses in the Midlands
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Wood turning courses in the Midlands
Worcestershire
£195
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 help highlight areas that may need guidance. All courses deal with: • selection and use...
Pole Lathe Bowl Turning - Your First Bowl
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Pole Lathe Bowl Turning - Your First Bowl
Cumbria
£100
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who only have experience of pole lathe turning on a spindle lathe. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 6 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • The different types of lathe used for turning • Suitable British timbers for bowl turning • Selecting appropriate sections of a log for bowl turning • Roughing out a bowl ‘blank’ using an axe • Safe and effective axe technique...
Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work
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(71)
Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work
Leicestershire
£95
This unique green woodworking stool making course is an opportunity to 'unplug & slow down' & take a step into the rural life of an old fashioned village carpenter. During this very 'hands on' experience you will learn many traditional carpentry skills & techniques using a selection of beautiful old hand tools. You will walk away with a beautiful solid oak stool with a high quality finish (good enough to sell!) and made to last. Oak is used most of the time but sometimes there will be elm and ash...
Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
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(128)
Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
Devon - Next course on 12th September 2019
£180
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 horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be through-wedged-tenons. Use of contrasting timbers, and sculpted free-form table tops or seats are all available...
Spoon carving for beginners
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Spoon carving for beginners
London - Next course on 10th September 2019
£40
This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with, we are free from the pressure of knowing what to carve and instead we can become familiar with the tools of this craft. As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with small scale carving and understand the subtle and addictive qualities of this new hobby. We...
Basket making in Norfolk
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Basket making in Norfolk
Norfolk - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£75
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 make a round basket with a handle, in the traditional English style, using English willow, and will also give advice on choosing, sorting and preparing willow for use. There are limited spaces on each day so...
Green wood chair making in Suffolk
Gold AWARD
(19)
Green wood chair making in Suffolk
Suffolk - Next course on 16th September 2019
£400
My chair making course is held over five days and you'll learn all the skills needed to make your very own chair to take away at the end. You do not need any previous experience and all timber and tools will be provided. The chair you'll make is a simple spindle back frame chair with a woven seat in danish cord. Due to the methods used to dry the wooden components you will fashion joints that require no glue or wedges. Such is the magic of green woodworking! ​ You'll...
Timber framing courses
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(40)
Timber framing courses
Powys - Next course on 4th May 2020
£650
Green oak timber frame building course with Master craftsman Alan Ritchie and sons. With over 40 years collective experience between them. This course is ideal for self builders, woodworkers, hobbyists and craft skills enthusiasts! The course has been set in our idyllic woodland workshop for the last 12 years. We will be teaching our specialist marking system essential for green oak buildings. Scribing and cutting mortice and tenon joints on a full size live build oak frame. We aim to give you full instruction and advice in all aspects of...
Highland stool making course - Scottish Highlands
Gold AWARD
(19)
Highland stool making course - Scottish Highlands
Moray - Next course on 9th November 2019
£180
2020 Dates coming soon!!!!! Visit my website and subscribe to my newsletter to hear about course dates first. Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior...
Make a chair
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(23)
Make a chair
Greater London
£400
London’s only dedicated greenwood chair-making course…. Run over 10 weekday evenings, it’s a commitment, but at the end you’ll have made your own simple Windsor-style chair. You’ll learn how to fashion fresh timber, straight from the log, into the chair’s main components – the legs, stretchers and spindles – using axe, drawknife and spokeshave. For the more adventurous, or for those who’ve taken part in my introductory courses, you can try your hand at turning these parts on a traditional foot-powered lathe. You’ll then make your seat, using traditional ‘bottoming’...

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