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...
Greenwood Spoon Carving
A one-day course with Dave Jackson, basic spoon carving is an excellent, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different for a day, in the peace and tranquillity of our Woodland Craft Area.
Over the day you will learn the basics of the 'age-old' craft of spoon carving using green (unseasoned) wood. You will learn various 'grasps' and carving techniques using a mora carving knife, how to carve...
Course Start Dates
Monday 17th September 2018
Monday 24th September 2018
£550 per week or
Discount of £995 for the both courses
Hewnwood at La Fermette en Pierre, Fierville Les Mines, Normandy, 50580, France.
Background to the Course: In 2015, Julie and Simon bought a run-down farm house (Longere) in a rural area of North West Normandy with the intention of living a more relaxed and fulfilling second half of their lives. The property consists...
Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior wood working experience...
Ever fancied trying out traditional upholstery? One day upholstery workshop in West Wales with 'Make it in Wales' - take home the beautiful upholstered stool you created yourself!
We are running a one-day workshop with Mick. Mick works with wonderful Welsh and vintage fabrics. The workshop will take place at Cardigan Pizza Tipi.
You will learn from the great Master himself and will upholster a milking stool using Welsh woollen fabrics. The seat cover will...
This hugely enjoyable and satisfying 2 day course provides a great introduction to traditional ‘green wood working’ skills. You’ll learn all about ancient woodcraft techniques (no power tools here!) and out of a recently felled ‘green’ log you’ll create your own unique rustic stool to take home.
Who is this woodworking course for?
Whether it’s for you or as a gift, the course is suitable for absolutely anyone who’d enjoy learning a traditional skill in...
Please note I only run courses for no more than two students at a time. This I believe reduces any negative down time and gives very good value for money.
This is an introductory course in basic techniques needed for spoon carving to give you the confidence and knowledge to build on in your own time. No previous experience necessary and all tools and materials will be provided.
This course will include the initial design...
The main elements covered for each machine will include safe working practices, adjusting/setting up, choice of blade & blade changing, jigs and dust extraction:
Dimensioning timber components
Cutting dovetails, circles etc.
Design & use of a point fence
Table-saw with sliding table
Dimensioning veneered board material using the scoring unit
Cross cutting and cutting short lengths using the sliding table
Removing a waney edge
Cutting timber to dimension using the...
Woodturning days in Berkshire with Steve Giles who is a Registered Professional Woodturner.
Steve teaches woodturning based on the knowledge of the student.
From beginners who have never touched a lathe or a woodturning chisel to the person who just wants to brush up his skills or is having difficulty with a particular tool or process.
Courses are designed to suit, usually on a one-to-one basis or with a maximum of two students.
This is a great course for those of you wanting to learn loads in two days. An intensive weekend being taken through tools, timber and techniques. Resulting in a functional piece of furniture. You will design and build you own hedge chair from scratch. We only use timber from our neighbouring woodlands, sustainably managed and in community ownership. We cater for absolute beginners to more accomplished makers wanting to learn more about greenwood techniques and...
- Next course on 24th September 2018
This 4 day course runs twice per year. Next course date is Tuesday 24th September.
This is a craft course which demonstrates how to use green wood rather than timber bought from the sawmill. You will learn how to split and shape green wood using hand tools, a cleaving break and a shave horse.
The understanding of the basic skills can then lead to simple furniture making or producing your own gate or carving a...