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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...

£170
Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd February 2019
Getting the most from your axes This two day course will introduce the variety of different axes and their uses in and around the woods, and then working with wood. You will learn practical tips and techniques on: how to get the best out of your axes knowing the right axe for the right job how to use axes safely and effectively how to keep your axes sharp and in good condition Following introductions, the...
£100
Yorkshire - Next course on 30th March 2019
Willow Garden Structures - a one day course Willow is an amazing plant. A cut stem can re-root and grow through just being pushed in the ground. It grows incredibly quickly, is tactile, flexible and a joy to work with. On this course you will develop skills and knowledge that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways. You will be introduced to willow as a beautiful material that is easy and...
£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 class dates. Tutor, Anthony Griffiths has been teaching wood carving for nearly 20...
£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...
£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...
£500
Cumbria
For the course dates please click on the link above. Five day woodworking course in Penrith, Cumbria. This is a continuation of my other five day woodwork course (tools and things) with the emphasis on timber; what are acceptable defects in timber, how do you write out a cutting list that means something to your supplier, what to look for when buying wood and what to avoid. You will ideally have done course 1 (tools...
£325
Surrey - Next course on 26th January 2019
The aim is to give you a firm grounding in the fundamentals of making furniture. You will begin by learning how to make a piece of wood flat, square and straight using a hand plane. Mastering these traditional skills will help you to achieve perfection in everything you make, whether simple or complex. The ability to achieve ‘flat, square and straight’ was the very first thing I was taught as a student and it is...
£250
Worcestershire
Just one place left now! Join me for two days of woodland craft in the Malvern Hills. Leave work at lunchtime on Friday and escape to the woods with us for a weekend of making things from trees that you'll cut down yourself. This course is intended to be relaxing, fun and a chance to learn about green woodworking whilst immersed in nature. There will be time to swing lazily in a hammock and relax....
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 9th March 2019
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...
£250
Greater London - Next course on 12th February 2019
This course runs over six consecutive weekday evenings between 7 and 9.30pm. The project is to fashion a beautiful bench or side-table from live-edge timber, using traditional green-woodworking techniques. The design is based on the traditional ‘pig bench’ used historically as a piece of agricultural equipment, but it makes an excellent dining bench or occasional table in the modern home. You’ll learn the process of crafting the legs and undercarriage of the bench from green...