Half-day Woodwork Taster Class in Yorkshire



Come and make a beautiful swing lid box in a morning with a mix of hand and machine tools. Don't worry if you haven't done any woodworking since school, all will be explained. There are just two places in each class so you will receive detailed tuition and have any questions that come up answered in enough detail. If you want to come with a friend or partner just book two places on the same day. I'll guide you through my swing lid box project which uses the morticing machine, disc sander and table saw, as well as some Japanese chisels and saws. I want you to leave with something that makes people ask 'did you make that?!' and give you the confidence to carry on working with wood.

What's included in the price?

All the materials and use of tools you will need. Snacks and hot drinks.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Tom Trimmins Woodwork

with Craft Courses since 2016

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I moved up to Yorkshire in 2023 to be closer to family, after over a decade of making furniture and teaching woodworking classes for adults at my workshop in Islington, North London. My new space has the same feel – it's a real, professional woodworking workshop where I make my own furniture and commissions in an environment full of my own random woodworking curiosities. Ever seen a Japanese grooving plane? 18th Century dovetail saw? What about a homemade belt sander? I look forward to welcoming you with plentiful tea, random anecdotes, and always good cheer.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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Yes there is, in the yard right outside the workshop and its free.

Nope! I give everyone a toolkit to use while they are in the workshop. It's all good stuff, my characteristic mix of old, new, Western and Japanese tools


Tom Trimmins Woodwork, Units 2-3 , Kirkbymoorside, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO62 6EG