Cut it! 1 day crash course in Hand tool woodworking



This intense crash course introduction to hand tool woodworking will give you a range of skills in cutting wood which, with practice, will allow you to make a vast array of furniture for your home with confidence. Woodworking starts with knowing how to saw, chisel and plane with accuracy. You will be introduced to a core range of three hand tools and shown how to use each of them correctly. Using just three tools you will be able to to cut to a straight line, plane an edge square, chisel out two basic joints and add decorative bevels and round overs. The course is run from our small workshop in the heart of Weardale in County Durham, a stunning remote part of the country with dramatic lanscapes and varied wildlife in abundance. The workshop is nestled next to a stream in the heart of a beautiful and calming nature reserve which is home to a wild array of flora and fauna. Our location provides an extra dimension of relaxation and escapism from the world where you can focus on the calming simplicity of hand tool woodworking. You will be shown how to cut basic joinery components as well as learn tips and tricks of the trade to ensure your hand tool woodworking is accurate and effortless. At the end of your course, you will leave with your test board you have been working on that will proudly show off all the techniques you have learned through the day, you will also possess simple hand tool woodworking skills that will last a lifetime. Learn to saw, chisel and plane with confidence, discover different joinery techniques and have an opportunity to try more specialist hand tools

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided, all you need to bring is a packed lunch


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


ANH Artisan has over 15 year experience making furniture. We passionately believe woodwork should be a key household skill again and want to give people the opportunity to learn key household woodworking skills that will last a lifetime.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
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Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, BISHOP AUCKLAND, County Durham, DL13 2SG