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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...

£75
Gloucestershire
Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. During the day you will be shown all the processes for working flax from seed to cloth. You will also have the opportunity of working through the processes to produce fibre ready for spinning and/or cord and rope making. A chance to dress a distaff and have a go at drop spinning. Anyone interested in the process and practice of weaving and...
£400
Greater London - Next course on 20th September 2018
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...
£180
Cumbria - Next course on 30th June 2018
During this two day course you will start with a selected quarter length of ash called a stave which will be reduced using the traditional axe and bill hook tools of yesteryear. In time the students will each move onto a shavehorse where the draw knife and finally spoke shave will be the tool of choice. The stave will then be 'trained' to bend with great care - also known as 'tiller' the bow -...
£475
Devon - Next course on 28th July 2018
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...
£25
Bristol
This is a weekly course designed for both beginners and people with more experience who want help and guidance to complete a project. Morning sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am-12 Bring your own item of furniture to be upholstered. You can buy a footstool frame and all the materials needed to completely traditionally upholster your stool. The course is run from my workshop based in central Bristol, with a maximum of 4 students...
£135
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...
£185
Isle of Wight
1 day one-to-one beginners comprehensive bowl turning course with Registered Professional Turner Andy Fortune RPT. Learn about timber and seasoning wood, how to prepare a 'blank' ready for the lathe, wood turning tools and equipment, turning techniques, wood preparation and finishing. Make 2 pieces to take home and treasure. We can accommodate up to 3 people on a course, please call for discounts and further information. Other courses available or if you have a project...
£410
Devon - Next course on 30th June 2018
These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own chair from a green Ash log. The techniques include cleaving out and shaping the components, drying some of the components overnight in the wood-fired kiln, steam-bending some of the components to give them the correct form, cutting and drilling mortises and tenons, frame assembly, and finally weaving the seating material. There is a range...
£120
Devon - Next course on 12th October 2018
This shave horse is a hybrid, combining the best features of a number of tried and tested designs. I have added a few of my own touches to make this extremely versatile and portable horse. It can be set up and folded away in a matter of seconds, is fully adjustable, suits all leg lengths and tucks comfortably under one arm. It can be hung on the wall, taking virtually no room in your shed...
£150
Berkshire
Spend a day in my woodland workshop learning about Green Woodwork and using a pole lathe. We will cover wood selection; cleaving; axe work; shaping with a shave horse and drawknife; pole lathe turning; finishing and drying. This is a great introduction to a breadth of green wood work tools and techniques. There is usually time to make a few items during the day such as a dibber, priest, spurlte, foot roller, etc. If preferred...