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...
Six day green wood creative seating course
A six day course run from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon Coast. Combining the skills of traditional Windsor chair making with techniques of free-form green wood furniture construction, this course will enable you to design and develop a chair or other seat with a strong sculptural presence. A chance to work with irregular shaped wood to create a visually stunning piece. This course...
My name is Simon Vowell and I am a traditional pole lathe turner that has been introducing the craft back to the general public for the past ten years. This beginners course will cover the basics of green wood-turning with all tools and materials provided. No previous experience necessary.
The course content will include the selection of materials, tool types, techniques and their safe use to create a finished item by the end of the...
Learn to turn in Snowdonia
About the tutor….Les Symonds is a qualified teacher with an honours degree in adult education and is a member of the Register of Professional Turners. His work has won numerous awards and accolades and has been exhibited at several galleries throughout North and Mid Wales. He is based in Bala, where he has his own small shop and gallery on the High Street, with a studio workshop at the rear...
The Welsh stick chair is the vernacular style of Windsor chair that evolved west of the border several hundred years ago. They’re simple but striking, and will grace any hearth with a charismatic presence.
Over this seven-day course in a beautiful woodland workshop you’ll be taken through the process of crafting a Welsh stick chair from log to finished piece. You’ll fashion the legs, spindles and other frame parts from locally sourced ash using a...
2 day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques!
This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece of rustic furniture.
Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including...
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales
April 11th-12th 2-Day Beginners
September 27th 1-Day Improvers
The 2-day course is suitable for complete beginners & starting with a log, you will end up with a lovely hand-made stirring spoon on the first day. 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...
- Next course on 10th February 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 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...
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...
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...
This course is aimed at the confident woodworker who just wants to fine tune their skills or students who will have completed the beginner’s course in order to continue building on the skills learned already.
Students will use their skills to make a handcrafted solid wood coffee table, made from ash, using mortise and tenon joints and will also learn new skills by creating other joints such as T dovetail and mitre bridle Joints.