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Working with Hardwood

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 26th August 2019.
Working with Hardwood

Duration: 5 days

Price: £475

Book with: Mariel Harrison
at Trill Farm

Trill Farm
Musbury
Axminster
Devon
EX13 8TU

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About the Course

A five day course designed for those of you who have completed our Beginners Carpentry course (or equivalent).

Expand on the skills you have learnt and step up your level to work with the less forgiving hardwoods. We will be doing more intricate work, including dovetails, grooves and housings, which will culminate in building two pieces to take home, using the wood from Trill Farm.

Course Tutor: Ruth Thomson

Since 1986 I have been working with wood as a carpenter/joiner and furniture maker.

Wood to me is a material that is sympathetic to its environment and this forms the basis on which products are designed and built. This precious material is sourced from trees that are unique in themselves.

For the last five years I have been teaching woodworking skills at The Goodlife Centre in London. My teaching style encourages individuals to learn through hands on experience. I find that crafts are best learnt through a personal relationship to the skill being developed.

I am enthusiastic about passing on these skills and work on the understanding that learning a practical skill creates a lot of satisfaction. The basic skills are just the start of a journey that can lead into many different directions, wherever that bug takes you!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be included.
Organic lunches are provided each day in the Old Dairy Kitchen.
Accommodation is available in our eco-guesthouse on the farm if required.



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Course Start Dates

Monday 12th August 2019

  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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