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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...

£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...
£120
Berkshire - Next course on 8th September 2018
One day woodcraft course - learn to carve a wooden spoon. Spend a day in my woodland workshop learning to craft functional spoons from green (freshly felled) timber. No experience is necessary but we will be using hand tools all day so you need to be physically fit, all tools and materials are provided in the cost of the course. The venue is 5 miles from Newbury in Berkshire in a small private woodland site....
£95
Cumbria - Next course on 17th October 2018
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...
£170
Oxfordshire
This one day beginners course at our Witney workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands on day leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture. Each student will work on a small or large piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the...
£80
Lincolnshire - Next course on 20th August 2018
Ideal for the beginner, this one day course is six hours in duration and aimed at adults aged sixteen years and over. It provides a full introduction to pyrography - "the art of designing with fire" which involves using a heated implement to burn designs on natural materials such as wood and leather. Designed to be informative as well as practical, the day commences with a look at the historical aspect of pyrography. A thorough...
£75
Gloucestershire
Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. During the day you will be shown all the processes for working flax from seed to cloth. You will also have the opportunity of working through the processes to produce fibre ready for spinning and/or cord and rope making. A chance to dress a distaff and have a go at drop spinning. Anyone interested in the process and practice of weaving and...
£70
Norfolk - Next course on 23rd September 2018
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...
£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...
£490
Cheshire - Next course on 17th January 2019
Do you appreciate wooden handcrafted furniture? Would you like to learn how to transform a piece of wood into a family heirloom? Set yourself apart from the ‘Flat-pack Jacks’. Develop your woodworking skills by using a range of tools to bring your skills to life by producing a fantastic piece of furniture that you can proudly say “I made that.” Whether you are a complete novice or an aspiring artisan, this course will equip you...
£180
Moray - Next course on 18th August 2018
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 wood working experience...