2 Rivers Tools and Training

Contact name: Mark Richardson
Total bookings
5 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

My background is all things wood! Since I left school, I have been in the timber industry from working in quality Joinery's and on some building sites. I have taught apprentices in the workplace and more recently in colleges (Eastleigh, Oxford and currently in Weymouth). My main job is a freelance teacher and assessor in the timber industry. Covering all high-level woodwork-based courses. I have started this small training company so that you can learn how to correctly and safely use hand tools, portable power tools and fixed woodworking machinery to a high standard. I can teach you all the basic hand skills; cutting joints, sharpening tools, how to get the best out of your power tools, and safe use of wood working machinery. Our short courses lengths vary from 1, 2 and 5 days long and are based on C&G qualifications, except much more fun with no exams! Some of the courses Offered: 1 day: Hand tools and basic joints and small project 1 day: Hand tools, sharpening further joints and small project 1 day: Portable power tools and safe use (I have lots of tools) 2 days: Wood working with portable power tools 1 day: Safe use of fixed machinery 2 weekends making a rocking horse 1 day: Spindle Moulder The tools I use to teach with are from quality brands including Joseph Marples, Spear and Jackson, Narex, Stanley, Makita and Itech.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Hand tools, sharpening, further joints and small project (1 Day)
Next date: 11th Feb 2023
3 places left
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Portable power tools and their safe use (1 Day)
Next date: 18th Feb 2023
4 places left
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Wood Machining (2 day weekend)
Next date: 28th Jan 2023
3 places left
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Woodwork Hand tools, basic joints and small project (1 day)
Next date: 4th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
8 Jan 23'

Sue Smith reviewed: Woodwork Hand tools, basic joints and small project (1 day)

"As a self taught (YouTube!) DIYer, I realised that it was time to get some professional training before I had an accident! I found Marks course online, and thought it would be reasonably local and just what I needed. On the day, I was a bit nervous in case I wasn’t experienced enough, but I needn’t have worried. Mark was friendly and informative, and no question was unanswered. He let me learn at my own speed and helped when necessary, but left to make a mistake when I needed to, because that’s how we learn! I now feel confident in sharpening my chisels and planes, making some basic joints and he helped me to get confidence with my router. He is a font of knowledge and I will be returning to do another course very soon. Highly recommended. "

2 Rivers Tools and Training responded:

" Thankyou for the review I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, we look forward to seeing you soon on another course"

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