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...
Over the course of 2 days you will learn how to craft a longbow from a laminated stave.
Working only with hand tools, you will learn what to look for in a bow and how its profile affects its shooting properties. You will learn how to tiller a bow (teach it to bend) and how to make horn nocks for the ends of your bow. Finally you will learn how to make bowstrings (double loop...
Learners will cleave the harvested wood, and shape it with axes and drawknives to prepare billets for spindle turning. Using simple traditional tools, the materials can be transformed into a range of useful and decorative items; please discuss your ideas with the tutor.
Maurice Clother, who is educated to degree level in forestry, is the touch-wood tutor, he is often assisted by other touch-wood workers. Maurice has been a bodger (pole lathe turner) for 20+...
Welcome to the Great British Woodshop. 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 use the tools safely and which is the best tool for each job from rough work to...
- Next course on 6th October 2018
2 day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques!
This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece of rustic furniture.
Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including...
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
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...
Robin Wood is an internationally recognised, traditional woodworker. Robin's carving courses are unique in that they focus on the skills you want to take away from the course, although you will also have some spoons (or bowls) too!
You’ll learn a range of cuts with knives and axes which will enable you to use carving tools efficiently and safely. You’ll then be guided through a few simple projects where you will be able to use...
This course is designed as a practical introduction to working on and restoring antique furniture and will cover many of the main areas and techniques required for repair and refinishing.
Ideally students will have some woodworking experience or have attended our ‘Sharpening and Tuning’ course, so that structural repairs and splices etc. can be attempted with confidence.
This course is, however, equally relevant for the complete beginner who can use the course to enter the...
Make a Bent Stick Chair, two day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
Create your very own sculptural and natural bentwood chair from sustainably coppiced hazel. These traditional rustic chairs are immensely pleasing to the eye, very satisfying to make and can be tailored for your comfort. The finished chair will demand centre stage in any home or garden.
Tutor: Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson is a self-employed coppice craftsman from the Malvern Hills in...
A five week introductory course in Woodcarving at Nigel’s Workshop in Challock surrounded by woodland. Small groups 5 persons max
A taster course for those who are new to Woodcarving featuring:
• Toolcare and sharpening
• Wood knowledge
• Design and composition advice
• Letter carving
• Relief carving
Your tutors will guide you through the process from selecting a log through to a completed spoon.
The session includes:
* Tool review - an overview of the various tools available for spoon carving and similar projects
* Timber selection - what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid
* Spoon design - overview of the proportions and features of spoons for different uses
* Cleaving/splitting timber...