Basic woodworking day course



On the 3 joints making course We will start with accurate marking and measuring using the set square and steel ruler and other marking tools. Next we will cut the joints with saws and clean out with chisels. No machinery is required to make these joints.

In the last hour I will show you different plane techniques I use and also advise you on how to keep your tools sharp and hone the correct angle. The course is about 6.30 hours with 30 minutes for lunch.

All tools and materials are provided and any wood joints you make can be taken home with you. Plenty of Tea is on hand to keep our spirits up!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Free parking and security. We have a hotel and cafe on the same site too.


T Blackwood at Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses

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Spode works
Elenora street
Stoke on trent

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


7½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Teresa - - #39464

I found Ted friendly and accomodated my endless questions! I feel i learned a lot in a short length of time and was quite proud of myself. Well worth spending a day on. In fact i may book another...

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks Teresa
Looking forward to our next meeting very soon and please send me any pics of the woodworking you do at home. The joints you made were very nice also you did well with the hand plane. If you need any advice you have my number!
kind regards T

Julie - - #38520

I had a great day on the course. Totally new to woodwork so completely different medium for me to get used to. Ted was a great teacher and very patient with me. Learnt lots and I will need some practice but very enjoyable day. Thank you Ted.

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks Julie I am glad to hear you had a nice day here in the workshop and looking forward to seeing you on another course soon, maybe the bandsaw box ?

Kind regards Ted

N White - - #37824

Had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Was told a could rebook at any time as no refund was offered. Spoke to Ted on messenger and seems like a nice enough bloke.

Lucy - - #37748

A thoroughly enjoyable one day course delivered in a relaxed environment. Ted is clear in his guidance and supportive at every stage. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and go at the pace that suits you. Great!

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Lucy had many skills even before she came to the workshop. She excelled in all cutting tasks and also most important she was a quick learner. We talked about cricket and I also learned from her! Hope to see Lucy in the near future on another course etc?

Well done Lucy ! Regards Ted

Geraint - - #37673

Great day of relaxed learning with Ted. Lots of content from a friendly expert with a great way of teaching - just the right balance of guidance and letting you get on with things. I had done a bit of woodworking years ago and this was the ideal way to grasp again some key principles. Recommended!

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks Geraint What a great day we had and your saw work was tops my friend. Looking forward to a summer workshop with you maybe a band saw box or clock day etc ?

Until next time !!!

kind regards Ted

James - - #37080

Thoroughly enjoyable basic woodworking course that my girlfriend surprised me with for my birthday.
Ted’s a cracking guy, he’s very knowledgeable.
A great day in a relaxed environment.
His other courses look good too, I’d definitely recommend 👍🏻

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks James you definitely have the begging of a good carpenter my friend. Please thank your other half for the gift and please try the bandsaw box course next time 👍👍👍 see you this summer. Regards Ted

Lewis - - #36570

Ted was a fantastic teacher and tailored the day to suit my needs. He is friendly and very knowledgeable. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Well worth trying

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Lewis had enough energy for the 2 of us and more besides, he made in my opinion some of the best joins on this course. I hope he comes back in summer on the bandsaw box course. Thanks from Ted

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