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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...

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...
Edinburgh - Next course on 13th July 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...
At Craven Conservation, join a one day furniture restoration course which is flexible to meet the needs of students. We can tailor the course for total beginners to more experienced students. You can learn a new skill, meet new people and relax by doing something different from your day job. We have facilities for all aspects of furniture restoration and decorative arts. This includes subjects like general restoration, cabinetmaking, upholstery, surface finishing, woodturning, marquetry and...
Greater London
London’s only dedicated greenwood chair-making course…. Run over 10 weekday evenings, it’s a commitment, but at the end you’ll have made your own simple Windsor-style chair. You’ll learn how to fashion fresh timber, straight from the log, into the chair’s main components – the legs, stretchers and spindles – using axe, drawknife and spokeshave. For the more adventurous, or for those who’ve taken part in my introductory courses, you can try your hand at turning...
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...
Devon - Next course on 5th October 2019
This popular weekend course is the perfect opportunity to discover the joy of woodwork and to create a piece of finely crafted contemporary furniture using traditional methods. Open to all abilities. Set in a beautiful timber framed barn with a roaring fire and great company, surrounded by woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor.
Greater London
This course runs over six consecutive weekday evenings between 7 and 9.30pm. The project is to fashion a beautiful bench or side-table from live-edge timber, using traditional green-woodworking techniques. The design is based on the traditional ‘pig bench’ used historically as a piece of agricultural equipment, but it makes an excellent dining bench or occasional table in the modern home. You’ll learn the process of crafting the legs and undercarriage of the bench from green...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
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. Artistic ability is not a requirement to get the most from this course as a choice of designs and resources are made...
Northumberland - Next course on 30th June 2019
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 joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work benches. Just our hands and a few simple tools. You will...
Learn from a professional spoon carver the basic knife skills necessary to safely engage in the traditional leisure activity of whittling. This traditional hobby requires only a single sharp knife and readily available wood. The course is held in Martin’s workshop at Honeysuckle Cottage; a former nail maker’s cottage the oldest part dating back to about 1640. Despite being run in a relaxed manner, the course still emphasizes the teaching of safe and efficient skills....

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