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...
Walking Stick Course
A one day class in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks. No experience needed but a willingness and ability to use hand tools is essential.
Most of the people who come have never made a stick before, but everyone goes home with a complete stick they have made! Anyone with a bit of stick-making knowledge who would like to improve and learn some new tricks is also welcome.
All courses are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free.
Number of students: 4 max
Duration: 1 Day (0900 - 1700) Day Courses or
3 Evening courses Wednesdays (18:30 to 21:30)
I'd like to welcome you to our workshop and in this one day introductory course to hand tools and basic DIY you will learn how to use non power tool options...
- Next course on 8th September 2018
One day stool making course - courses run throughout the year.
This is a really great day to get stuck into green woodworking if its your first time. Or even to hone up on skills if you've had a shot before. You are taken through the process from a log, split out, make tenons and mortices shape a seat and sculpt the legs on a shaving horse. Assemble and sit !!
The making of something...
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...
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...
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...
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 six-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...
A one day introductory course in Woodcarving at Nigel’s Workshop in Challock surrounded by woodland. Small groups 5 persons max
A taster course for those who are new to Woodcarving featuring:
The opportunity to carve:
simple 3 dimensional object
Your own ideas welcome.
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 for 2017 offers everything needed to get to grips with steam-bending wood and using the process for your own work. We have divided the content into four modules; Beginners steam-bending, Chair-In-A-Day, Advanced steam-bending and Secret techniques, and everything and more is taught on the 3...
You can choose just to do the Upcycling with Pallets course as a one day course or stay for the whole weekend (for £150)!
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.
During the day we will cover:-