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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...

£320
Gloucestershire
This two day intermediate course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing and woodcare. Each student will work on two small or one medium sized piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within two working days. The course covers the following – Health and Safety Polishing materials, tools and personal set up list Stripping, neutralising and...
£240
Dorset
Basic and Intermediate Woodturning course. Full day courses can be taken at any mutually convenient time of week. Dependant on experience, the course will comprise of basic skills required with bowl making for example or for the more experienced we can look at artistic hollow form work etc. Either way, you will get the 1 to 1 tuition from a registered Assosiation of Woodturners of Great Britain Tutor throughout the day and I would expect...
£95
Leicestershire
About Me My wood turning work has mainly consisted of staircase associated work and general architectural work (e.g. newel posts & spindles), but I have a developed a passion for craft turning in varied forms over recent years. I want to pass on this knowledge and help others to develop their own wood turning skills. I am very happy to support all ages and levels of ability wherever I can. I have a purpose built...
£200
Greater London
This course will run over two consecutive Saturdays between 10am and 5pm and involve the creation of a beautiful three-legged Windsor-style stool using traditional chair-making tools and techniques. You'll learn how to split freshly felled timber straight from the log, then fashion the legs of your stool with a variety of simple hand tools such as the axe, drawknife and spokeshave. You'll then use an adze and travisher to shape a comfortable saddle. This process...
£90
Somerset - Next course on 28th September 2019
You can choose just to do the Upcycling with Pallets course as a one day course or stay for the whole weekend (for £165)! 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. Day one: During the day we will cover:- •...
£220
Cumbria - Next course on 28th September 2019
This workshop is suitable for those that are completely new to working with wood and participants do not need any prior experience of weaving. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 8 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • Choosing a suitable tree for harvesting splint material • Pounding a log to create splints • Grading splints suitable for different elements...
£185
Cumbria
Spend two days in an Ancient woodland nature reserve and learn how to make your very own Longbow to take home. Using only traditional tools and devices. Using Ash you will learn how to craft and manipulate it into one of the most important weapons in English history. You will also learn the history of the longbow as you work as well as learn about Ancient woodlands and associated wildlife. A relaxed weekend with the...
£135
Cheshire
This one-day course in David’s peaceful, rural workshop in Cheshire is designed as an introduction to fine furniture making. It is aimed at both complete beginners and those woodworkers wishing to brush up on some basics. At the end of the day you will take home a finished floating shelf with recesses for tea light holders (the shelf can be left plain if preferred). The focus is on how to achieve professional standard work by...
£59
Merseyside - Next course on 13th July 2019
Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St Helens. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one...
£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...

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