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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...

£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...
£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 - Next course on 24th 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 9th March 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...
£210
Surrey - Next course on 19th February 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...
£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...
£150
North Yorkshire
Learn woodturning with Philip Greenwood - demonstrator at clubs and shows and author for the woodturning magazine. This course is run one to one. In a fully equipped workshop with dust control and fully insured. If setting up a workshop we can look at the following. Lathe choice is important; we will talk about the different lathes on the market, what the difference is between them, and which one might be the right choice for...
£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....
£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...
£25
Northumberland
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving? Come along and learn safe knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon. The courses will run from 10am to 12 noon and another will run from 1pm to 3pm cost £25. The joy of spoon carving is that...