Cheshire Craft Courses

Contact name: David Tragen
Total bookings
over 5 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I have been involved in making furniture and teaching since the mid 90s. I originally trained as a TEFL teacher and taught for 5 years, full time in Italy and Spain whilst starting my journey of training as a furniture designer-maker. Since leaving TEFL teaching in 2000, working with my hands and then teaching woodwork has taken over. I taught woodwork part time for Start in Salford for 4 years, continued teaching languages occasionally and then took up training in my own workshop in 2014.

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Fine-furniture making course - floating shelf day course in Cheshire
Next date: 9th Dec 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
3 Feb 22'

Richard reviewed: Fine-furniture making course - floating shelf day course in Cheshire

"An extremely enjoyable and informative course. David is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher - as well being a maker of very fine and artistic furniture. Relaxed atmosphere in the workshop - would highly recommend this course. David goes through important principles of planing, tool sharpening, drilling, marking out and finishing - all useful skills to apply to your own projects."

20 Feb 19'

Allie and Mary reviewed: Fine-furniture making course - floating shelf day course in Cheshire

"‘The best birthday ever’ - my mums comment at the end of our floating shelf workshop day. We had such a lovely time and learnt so much. David was so helpful and attentive, everything was explained and demo’d and he made time for all questions (no matter how off topic they got). We would totally recommend this course to anyone looking for expert guidance in a relaxed setting. Thanks again David!"

9 Feb 19'

Kathy & Jay reviewed: Fine-furniture making course - floating shelf day course in Cheshire

"We thoroughly enjoyed this workshop! David is extremely knowledgable and patient making sure our techniques were right. We are now the proud owners of 2 beautiful Ash floating shelves!"

15 Jan 19'

Shiv reviewed: Woodwork taster / pendant making course in Cheshire

"I had never made any jewellery before, but love wooden things, loved the look of the necklaces/pendants, so jumped at the opportunity to make one myself. The three hours went in a flash. It was lovely to get out of the city and so Interesting to learn how to make something from scratch. The pendant looks simple, but there were many different stages, the use of different tools and machinery, to arrive at the finished product. Dave is informative, patient, his teaching was interwoven with interesting facts, chats, guidance and support. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to returning. I had such a fun and enjoyable few hours in the workshop, there is a cosy wood burner in there too."

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