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Are you interested in woodwork? Perhaps the smell of a woodwork shop is perfume to your nostrils? Maybe the words lathe, chisel and dowel fire your imagination? You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn when it comes to working with wood. Perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood carving or tackle the rudiments of wood turning on the lathe. Look no further! Soon you could be spending time in a creative wood workshop with a master of the craft...

£180
Devon - Next course on 19th January 2019
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...
£65
Middlesex - Next course on 10th February 2019
Come along to this day long spoon carving workshop at the lovely Horsenden Farm, Perivale and from the traditional woodland workshop learn how to carve your very own spoon to take home and leave with the knowledge to carve many more. Thomas a 35+ year experienced joiner, cabinetmaker and now green woodworker will guide you through all the stages in a calm manner working to your pace so you will leave with the best experience...
£85
Midlothian - Next course on 26th January 2019
Alien spoons? Well, only because it a memorable name and some of the knive grasps feel a bit alien to start with. You will soon get to grips with them and the focus of this workshop is learning to use safe carving techniques with hand tools - the axe, straight knives and hook knives. Perhaps also use a drawknife on a shave horse if you want to. By following good technique you will avoid injuries...
£75
Norfolk - Next course on 16th June 2019
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...
£150
Norfolk
Beginners course/introduction to woodturning The first part of this practical course is spent learning basic spindle turning techniques & exercises, these will allow the beginner to develop basic skills. During the day lathes tools, sharpening finishing and methods of work holding are introduced and discussed. As the course progresses priority is based upon hands on learning with demonstrations where needed, to allow the student to understand and learn the techniques safely at a comfortable pace....
£150
Cornwall
One day woodturning course with Don White. There is 500sq.ft of fully equipped workshop space with full dust extraction to all machinery. The “Hands-On” course is structured to cover basic principles, but is also flexible enough to be tailored to individual requirements. Tool identification, bevel angles and sharpening will be discussed and demonstrated, enabling the student to apply proven cutting techniques which will result in minimizing sanding and less dust. Work Holding methods, such as...
£400
South Lanarkshire - Next course on 6th May 2019
A 5-day course, from tree to chair Starting with a freshly cut log you will make your own chair and, at the end of the course, take it home with you. Hopefully it will be a friend for life and something to bequeath to future generations! If you are looking for a digital de-tox, a few days in the woods and learning something new, this course might be for you. By following a few commonsense...
£195
Norfolk - Next course on 26th January 2019
Join experienced tutor and woodworker Gerald Adams for a two day introduction to wood carving. The course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques involved in woodcarving, to boost their confidence and enthusiasm to take on new projects. We also aim to have fun. Students should gain a good understanding of the fundamentals of woodcarving techniques and practices, Gerald aims to encourage and direct individuals to use their talents effectively. You...
£155
Devon
As a member of the Register of Professional Turners, (RPT) I run these courses from my well equipped workshop in North Devon. I can arrange courses for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to the more experienced. I recommend a structured course for beginners which will cover both bowl turning and an introduction to spindle turning. For the more experienced I can tailor each course to meet the student's specific requirements. I can cover...
£450
Devon - Next course on 8th April 2019
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...