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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...

£640
East Sussex - Next course on 12th August 2019
Time to make your first piece of furniture! Or, perhaps, time to make your first accurate, crisp, precisely-made, piece of furniture. This is a great follow-on course from ‘Skills Week’ but will also happily stand alone if you have at least a little woodworking experience. Successful furniture making is based on good design, well thought out construction, and accurate execution of all the many components and joints that will be brought together to create, not...
£590
East Sussex - Next course on 10th December 2018
The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a complete beginner this will give you the perfect grounding; if you’ve been woodworking for a while, this will be a great tune-up, sorting out any bad habits and reinforcing fundamental skills. Everything in Woodwork is based on Sharpening so this is the initial focus. You MUST have a sharpening system at your fingertips that works for you, we will look at...
£545
Surrey - Next course on 23rd February 2019
This beginner’s furniture making course is designed to extend your knowledge and practical experience of making high quality furniture. I will introduce you to cabinet-making tools and show you how to use them effectively. You will test your new skills by creating your own wall hung mirror frame. This will be a very personal piece. Not only will you craft it by hand, using traditional techniques, but you will choose your own wood from a...
£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...
£200
Surrey
All power tool workshops are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free. For those hungry to get their hands on the big toys this is the course for you. If you're already comfortable with hand tools and want those jobs to go faster with less effort then a power tool is the answer. In this course students will learn how to set up and...
£17
Hampshire
Draw and Write with Fire - Pyrography Workshop with Graham Turner Wood Turner. The event is part of Hampshire Open Studios, there will be two well known local artists Shaun Stevens, Tessa van Hasselt, and myself (Graham Turner) with a display of wood turning, so there is plenty to see. Open to all ages (8 - 80+), there are six places in each workshop. I also accept group bookings for a whole table for £80.00....
£130
Pembrokeshire
'The Carving Room' is a new wood carving workshop in Stackpole village, near Pembroke in West Wales. Started in September 2017. This is a chance to learn a new skill or improve on your existing carving techniques and ideas. Each class is 2 hours long with a 15 minute tea break. Children's classes will also be available soon. Please visit website for 2018 class dates. Tutor, Anthony Griffiths has been teaching wood carving for nearly...
£175
Surrey
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 Price: £175 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...
£75
Devon
Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional axe and knife techniques. This course covers; - Choice of wood. You will learn about the different qualities of the main varieties of common British hardwoods and the difference between suitable and unsuitable material. - Tools. You will use three tools; axe, straight blade knife and curved 'hook' or spoon knife. The focus will be on how to use these tools safely and efficiently. All tools and wood...
£410
Devon - Next course on 25th May 2019
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...