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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...

£80
Gloucestershire - Next course on 25th May 2019
This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills. We will make a butter spreader or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon...
£275
Cumbria - Next course on 4th May 2019
2 day box making courses held on weekends throughout the year in beautiful Cumbria. Make your own handmade wooden box. The courses are fun and relaxed, yet will give you the skills & confidence to make stunning boxes on your own. The courses are run from a fully equipped cabinet making work shop. All tools and safety equipment are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. Ear defenders and...
£175
Gloucestershire
This one day beginners course at our Cotswold 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...
£150
Devon
Learn to turn in Devon! Chris runs courses in his well-equipped workshop in Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon. Each course is tailored to meet the individual needs of the student, their capabilities and experience, whether complete novice or more advanced turner. The correct selection and use of tools and equipment, and the characteristics of the materials and finishes we use are fully explained, along with important health and safety considerations, to...
£120
Hampshire - Next course on 24th May 2019
This Woodturning Tuition is designed for those who want to take their first step into wood turning with the wish to create something on the lathe. No fuss, just fun! You will learn how to mount a piece of wood on the lathe. How to cut and shape the wood using gouges and other wood turning tools. The session can be tuned to what you would like to do as people learn quicker working in...
£65
Middlesex
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...
£210
Surrey - Next course on 25th April 2019
An Introduction to Woodturning in Surrey - 2 day course (the course dates shown are for the first day of each course. Check on my website to see if there are spaces) This course has a fixed content to ensure that a good grounding in all the basic skills is given and is usually run over two consecutive days. The first day is devoted to spindle techniques and turning wood between centres, sharpening, the use...
£85
Midlothian - Next course on 4th May 2019
Alien spoons? Well, only because it is a memorable name and some of the knife 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... maybe also a drawknife on a shave horse if you want to. Following good techniques you will avoid injuries and...
£60
South Yorkshire - Next course on 12th May 2019
Join us for our monthly furniture painting courses held at our vintage & antique warehouse in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. You will learn how to prep, paint, wax and distress your items of furniture.
£80
Inverness-Shire
Learn Nordic traditions of woodcarving in the comfort of a wood-fired log cabin in the forest. With expert tuition from Wooden Tom, you will be guided to safely use hand tools such as a knife and axe to create your very own useful item to take home. Choose your course 1. Introduction to Nordic woodcraft If you have no wood carving experience then this is the course for you. In this half day course you...