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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
North Yorkshire
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales The first day is suitable for complete beginners and starting with a log, you will end up with a lovely hand-made stirring spoon. All the tools & materials are provided – green wood, chopping blocks, axes and knives. The second day allows you more time to really learn & embed the skills involved in greenwood spoon carving. You’ll have plenty of time to practise each of...
£95
Cumbria
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who have carved before but are self taught and want to improve their skills. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 8 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • Appropriate wood selection • How long can we keep wood and it still be good for carving • Where in the log to...
£210
Surrey - Next course on 1st November 2018
An Introduction to Woodturning in Surrey - 2 day course (the course dates shown are for the first day of each course) 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 of the roughing gouge, spindle gouge, skew chisel and parting...
£250
East Sussex - Next course on 13th April 2019
You will learn: The fundamentals of cabinet-making will be covered, including the following: • Planing techniques, dealing with ‘wind’ and ‘cupping’, flattening wide boards and squaring narrow edges • Preparing a ‘face side’ and ‘face edge’ • Using shooting-boards to plane narrow edges • Using squares and gauges • Cutting and planing timber to a fine tolerance • Exercises to develop the effective use of saws and chisels • Setting out and cutting accurate joints...
£450
Devon - Next course on 29th October 2018
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...
£210
Oxfordshire
Two day spoon carving course near Banbury, Oxfordshire Spoon carving is a traditional craft that most can learn. The tools required are few and affordable and the wood is usually available locally at little or no cost. The two-day spoon carving course I run is aimed at beginners or the self-taught wishing to improve their skills. Consequently, no previous experience is required, just an enthusiasm to learn a traditional craft. Everything else is provided; tools,...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd November 2018
Charlie Whinney Studio offers beginners Steam-Bending courses for everyone. Steam bending is an ancient woodworking process which provides many opportunities for creating exciting designs, both sculptural and functional. The program offers everything needed to get to grips with steambending wood and using the process for your own work.  We have divided the content into four modules, which can also be attended as single workshops; Beginners steam-bending, Chair-In-A-Day, Advanced steam-bending and Secret Techniques, and everything and...
£80
somerset - Next course on 27th October 2018
You can choose just to do the Upcycling with Pallets course as a one day course or stay for the whole weekend (for £160)! The course will cover the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet and turning it into something new, using upcycling skills and reclaimed timber. This course is for anyone who wishes to learn how to turn pallets into something useful. DAY ONE: During the day we will cover:- •...
£120
Berkshire
Woodturning days in Berkshire with Steve Giles who is a Registered Professional Woodturner. Steve teaches woodturning based on the knowledge of the student. From beginners who have never touched a lathe or a woodturning chisel to the person who just wants to brush up his skills or is having difficulty with a particular tool or process. Courses are designed to suit, usually on a one-to-one basis or with a maximum of two students. Course days...
£190
Cumbria
This workshop is suitable for those that are completely new to working with wood and participants do not need any prior experience of weaving. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 8 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • Choosing a suitable tree for harvesting splint material • Pounding a log to create splints • Grading splints suitable for different elements...