Woodwork

Learn about working with wood. From spoon carving to furniture making, we have a range of online and in-person woodworking courses to inspire your wood crafting projects. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.
  • In-Person Course

    Laser Craft Workshop – 2 Day (Intensive) – One to One

    You’ll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are mind-blowing!

    You will spend the two days designing and lasering your own pieces. We will explore a variety of materials that and work in 2D and relief and even 3D too! You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience, as I will take you through every step. I know you will be really impressed and proud of everything you produce, and you’ll be coming away with a range of pieces. The absolute joy of lasering is that you can create quality, precision work from just an idea. The laser cutter does all the hard work for you!

    £519.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    You'll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are ...

  • In-Person Course

    Laser Engraving & Signage Workshop – 1 Day – One to One

    You wouldn’t believe the possibilities available to you with a laser engraver. Even without cutting materials, an engraver can allow you the chance to create beautiful signs, plaques, decorations and branded products. Make gifts, start a business, or expand your current business. Laser engravers are more and more affordable and accessible, it may not be as expensive as you think to buy one new or second hand.

    You’ll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are mind-blowing!

    £260.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    You wouldn't believe the possibilities available to you with a laser engraver. Even without ...

  • In-Person Course

    Laser Box Craft Workshop – 1 Day – One to One

    Laser boxes are such fantastic products. Design bespoke box products, expand your range of wooden or acrylic boxes or package your beautiful crafts. You’ll learn some great skills along the way including laser finger joints, slot joints, living hinges and more.

    You’ll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are mind-blowing!

    £260.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    Laser boxes are such fantastic products. Design bespoke box products, expand your range of ...

  • In-Person Course

    Laser Craft Workshop for Business – 1 Day – One to One

    Come with ideas for expanding your existing business, starting a new one, or just bring an open mind to explore potential laser businesses. The courses are one to one, so you can focus on your own interests and needs. I can advise on software, lasers and starting / expanding your laser business too.

    You’ll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are mind-blowing!

    £260.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    Come with ideas for expanding your existing business, starting a new one, or just ...

  • In-Person Course

    Craft Tutor Academy

    This intensive course will take you from crafter to qualified Craft Tutor in one 2-week immersive course. You will explore, develop and fine-tune your chosen craft specialism(s) with practical advanced skills workshops. There will be interactive sessions to develop your understanding of how people learn, and have time to practice delivering sessions for yourself. At the end of the 2-week course, you will have completed the syllabus for the Level 3 Award in Education & Training (through Qual Safe). You can either work on the assignments throughout the course to complete it within the 2 weeks, or take more time after the course and submit them when you are ready. The academy is a unique way of ensuring your confidence in your chosen discipline as well as the teaching qualification. It’s essentially an artist retreat and teaching qualification in one!

    £900.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    This intensive course will take you from crafter to qualified Craft Tutor in one 2...

  • In-Person Course

    Art & Design Teacher CPD Course – Laser Craft – 1 day – One to One

    In these 1 day courses, you will explore a variety of approaches in your chosen discipline. With more than 15 years of secondary teaching experience I am confident that by the end of the day you will have enjoyed:

    – learning new processes/approaches
    – making something for yourself
    – making resources
    – having a chance to share ideas
    – leaving with everything you need to start teaching this tomorrow (including SoW and risk assessments) and a kit list

    You’ll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are mind-blowing!

    £260.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    In these 1 day courses, you will explore a variety of approaches in your chosen ...

  • In-Person Course

    Level 3 Award in Education & Training – Art, Craft & Design

    We offer three exciting settings for you to complete your Level 3 Award in Education and Training, all set in a beautiful Shropshire Hills environment.

    Life Long Learning Sector – A course allowing you the chance to learn and practice delivering classroom based lessons within a positive and encouraging environment. You do not need any previous qualifications to attend this course. This is perfect if you are wanting to deliver craft, art & design workshops and courses.

    £350.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    We offer three exciting settings for you to complete your Level 3 Award in Education ...

  • In-Person Course

    Laser Engraving & Laser Cutting Craft Workshop – 1 Day – One to One

    You’ll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are mind-blowing!

    £260.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    You'll be addicted to lasering with just one workshop. The options and possibilities are ...

  • In-Person Course

    One Day Introduction to Letter Carving

    During this introductory course, you will hand carve an oak plaque with a name or number of your choosing. No previous experience is necessary.

    You will work with a sans-serif alphabet to design your own layout, before transferring and cutting your inscription into a piece of wood. We will teach some basic theory behind traditional lettering, before guiding you through the practical techniques.

    Lettering is a specific form of carving, requiring a different approach and tools, but we aim to provide you with all the knowledge and confidence to continue carving in the comfort of your own home.

    £120.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Greater London

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  • In-Person Course

    Weekend Beginners Course – Carving a Cheese Board

    During this introductory course, you will hand carve an oak cheese board with grapes and vine leaf. No previous experience is necessary.

    Over the two days, you will learn about the various tools required, cutting techniques, the structure of timber/grain direction and the different ways of finishing and maintaining your completed piece.

    Wood carving can be a surprisingly technical pursuit, but we simplify the various stages and difficulties so that the process is accessible to everyone.

    Day 1 begins with an introduction into the tools and safety, followed by a brief explanation of the steps and obstacles you are likely to face. Then you will select one of our pre-made boards with an attached blank to carve, and a separate plaster cast to copy. We will guide you through the carving with demonstrations, and aim to keep everyone progressing at the same pace.

    Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout.

    We break for an hour lunch at 1 pm, and will provide a homemade vegetarian stew/soup and bread if desired, or else there is a wealth of local cafés/restaurants nearby.

    Day 2 will commence with a quick demonstration of sharpening and maintaining the chisels, as well as information about where to purchase tools if you want to continue your carving careers – we hope to stock a basic set in the near future.

    We aim to have your carvings completed by mid-afternoon, allowing time to apply an oil finish and let you admire your finished wood carving. You will walk away with a beautiful product to keep or gift, along with the essential skills required to continue carving in the comfort of your own home.

    £240.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Greater London

    During this introductory course, you will hand carve an oak cheese board with grapes ...

  • A person at a workbench using a hammer and chisel to carve a design of leaves in wood
    In-Person Course

    2 Day Introduction to Wood Carving

    Learn the fundamental skills of chip-carving or shallow relief carving as you create your own piece in this weekend course.

    £295.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Oxfordshire

    Learn the fundamental skills of chip-carving or shallow relief carving as you create your ...

  • In-Person Course

    Furniture Making and Cabinetry Beginners Course

    In this course you will learn the basics of fine furniture making and cabinetry, you will be making a foot stool with mortice and tenon joints, some by hand and some with more updated machinery.

    You will make the piece from raw stock, plane it up again using updated machinery, and maybe we will use some hand tools should the inkling arise! The piece you will make will be tailored to your spec, so everyone gets something unique to work with to get the most out of the day.

    Please be mindful that it is a long day and will be fairly tiring on your mind and body, so be ready and on good form to get as much as you can out of me!

    I will be providing safety lessons on bandsaws, planer thicknessers, bench grinders, chisels etc, and guidance throughout the day, giving advice and techniques where I see fit.

    £350.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Greater Manchester

    In this course you will learn the basics of fine furniture making and cabinetry, ...

  • In-Person Course

    Spoon Carving – From Log to Spoon

    Come and spend a day with me learning how to turn a green wood log into a beautiful and functional spoon.

    Using simple hand tools – a Saw, Axe and Knives – I will guide you through the steps to safely use these tools to create your spoon.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Somerset

    Come and spend a day with me learning how to turn a green wood ...

  • In-Person Course

    1 day Course in Woodturning (‘Green’ wood)

    Full day course in turning ‘green’ wood, for one to two people.

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cornwall

    Full day course in turning 'green' wood, for one to two people.

  • In-Person Course

    Half-day Course in Woodturning (‘green’ wood)

    Half-day course in turning ‘green’ wood for one to two people.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cornwall

    Half-day course in turning 'green' wood for one to two people.

  • In-Person Course

    1 Day Spoon Carving Workshop for Women (trans + non-binary inclusive!)

    Come enjoy the therapeutic nature of traditional wood carving in our beautiful workshop space. Design and create your own spoon from locally sourced greenwood, always from wind-blown or damaged trees. Using three traditional hand tools (axe, straight knife, hook knife) hone your skills practising safe axe and knife grips. Come away with a usable, oiled spoon and the knowledge to make more! This workshop is taught with small numbers with a 1:5 teacher to pupil ratio.

    Taught by Elbie (they/them) – @Owens__Outdoors – the workshop is open to complete beginners and people who have carved before and would like to carve again. All tools, materials and PPE are provided, along with tea, coffee and biscuits. (Please bring your own packed lunch). We ask if possible to bring your own pebble for burnishing your spoon (you’ll find out why!)

    These workshops are for anyone who identifies as a woman & any other marginalised gender
    (all trans folk and non-binary inclusive!)

    We are running our workshops with an affordable sliding scale so that regardless of income, workshops are available and inclusive. We’ll leave it in your hands as to how much you’re able to contribute, but we’ve come up with some guide prices based on the cost of materials, facilitator time, share of rent/maintenance/project costs and refreshments.

    Low-income and students £35 // Standard £50 //
    Pay it forward (give a little extra to help IHH and subsidise low income tickets) £65

    We rely on a community centred and conscious mindset from those participating to contribute fairly.

    £50.00

    Location : West Sussex

    Come enjoy the therapeutic nature of traditional wood carving in our beautiful workshop space. ...

  • Woodwork and DIY course
    In-Person Course

    1 Day Woodwork & DIY Course For Women- Build Your Own Project!

    Want to learn the fundamentals of building and DIY in a creative, personalised environment where your creativity and personal pace can lead your day? Do you have something you’d like to build, but you don’t have the materials, tools, or building knowledge to make it happen?

    Come along to our unique, affordable and popular build-your-own woodworking sessions that run from 9.45am-4.30pm. At our female-ran workshop, this is a unique learning experience where you will get your own bench, be given a set of your own tools, have access to a store of up-cycled wood to use, and an experienced facilitator will then help guide you throughout the day to bring your project to life!

    These workshops are for anyone who identifies as a woman & any other marginalised gender (trans and non-binary inclusive!)

    Open to absolute beginners or those developing their skills, learn and explore at your own bench with supportive guidance throughout the day. You will either come with your own idea/project or get inspired at our workshop to develop your own idea into a finished piece.

    You will learn:
    – How to design and plan your idea, including where to start with dimensions and problem-solving
    – How to prepare your reclaimed timber
    – How to accurately measure and confidently cut wood with a hand saw
    – Depending on your project, learn how to use a variety of power tools such as the electric jigsaw, circular saw, orbital sander and more
    – How to ‘put together’ your furniture with an electric drill, and learn about how to choose screw types, sizes and pilot drills.
    – Finishing touches on your piece such as wood filler or high grit sanding if there’s time
    – Receive advice/instruction on oiling your piece at home

    The aim of the day is not to leave with a perfect finished product, but to have built up your confidence, skill sets and knowledge at your own pace – our workshop is pressure free. That being said, if you’re determined and passionate, there are no limits to what you might achieve in a session!

    A basic communal GF and vegan lunch of rice and lentils will be prepared, but please bring your own snacks for throughout the day! Additionally, we have an open request to bring a vegetable to add to the communal lunch if you would like to do so, 🙂 Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions when you book.

    We are running these workshops with sliding scale ticket prices to provide a more accessible option to those on lower incomes. We also offer ‘pay it forward’ options for those able to contribute to our work and help us provide these affordable tickets. We’ll leave it in your hands as to how much you’re able to contribute, but we’ve come up with some guide prices based on the cost of materials, facilitator time, building costs and refreshments. Low-income £45 // Standard £65 // Pay it forward £85. We will give you details for online payment on the day.

    £65.00

    Location : West Sussex

    Want to learn the fundamentals of building and DIY in a creative, personalised environment ...

  • hand plane and maul
    In-Person Course

    Beginners Carpentry. No More Nails!

    No more nails! A beginners guide.
    Join us for two days near the beautiful Forest Of Dean to learn how to join timber in a variety of ways using traditional joints (we may even teach you some non-traditional joints too) and definitely, NO MORE NAILS!

    £275.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    No more nails! A beginners guide. Join us for two days near the beautiful ...

  • Round pole tenons
    In-Person Course

    Beginners Round Pole Mortice and Tenon Timber Frame Course

    Join us either in our Yard near the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire or in Andalusia in Spain in the winter for one of our very special courses. This one is A 5-day beginners course into the fundamentals of working with natural round logs. We will explore the tools used, peeling the logs, how to set up and mark out round logs correctly and how to perform pegged mortice and tenon joints in round wood. This course is for anyone with an interest in working in natural materials which you may find in the woods.

    £500.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    Join us either in our Yard near the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire or in ...

  • In-Person Course

    Atlantic Ribbon Stool

    Learn to make the Atlantic Ribbon Stool over 3 days in the convivial atmosphere and spacious workshop at the Atlantic Makers Collective

    £438.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cornwall

    Learn to make the Atlantic Ribbon Stool over 3 days in the convivial atmosphere and ...

  • In-Person Course

    Introduction to Box Making

    Box making course in Nottingham. Make a solid oak box in a day course. A great introduction to a beginners guide to working in wood. Contact Andrew on 07510 912026 or email us at info@leefurniture.co.uk

    £189.00

    Location : Nottinghamshire

    Box making course in Nottingham. Make a solid oak box in a day course. ...

  • In-Person Course

    Woodburned Chopping Board Workshop

    Spend four relaxing hours learning to burn your very own chopping board, worth £95. The boards measure approximately 43cm by 24cm and have been handmade by me and my partner out of sustainably-sourced American hard maple and American walnut. ​

     

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Buckinghamshire

    Spend four relaxing hours learning to burn your very own chopping board, worth £95. The ...

  • In-Person Course

    Bowl Turning on a Pole Lathe

    Spend a great day discovering how to turn a beautiful wooden bowl on the pole lathe with Geoff Hannis in his outdoor workshop. You’ll learn all the processes to turn a log into a bowl.

    Best of all, not only will gain all this knowledge, but you’ll come away a beautifully turned wooden bowl of your very own.

    The day can be physically demanding, so you’ll need a practical level of fitness or a good level of stamina!

    £110.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Bristol

    Spend a great day discovering how to turn a beautiful wooden bowl on the ...

  • In-Person Course

    Spoon Carving at Walderchain Wood

    Learn to safely carve a wooden spoon from a log.

    £90.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    Learn to safely carve a wooden spoon from a log.

  • Electric lamp making course
    Online Course

    Making Electric Lamps

    You’re a maker in your favoured medium – ceramics, wood, metal, glass or whatever – and you want to make electric lamps.

    This course will tell you everything you need to know beyond using your existing skills in making the lamp base – design considerations; bulbs, bulb holders and lampshades; wiring; testing; and all the standards and regulations that you need to conform to (covering UK and EU requirements).

    Note that although I am a potter, the course is not centred round the use of ceramics (or any other material) in making your lamp base.

    £85.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    You're a maker in your favoured medium - ceramics, wood, metal, glass or whatever ...

  • In-Person Course

    Tote Box – 5 Day – Dovetailed Box with Hand-Shaped Handle

    Over 5 days, we will help you make a beautiful and functional box, while introducing you to some more advanced woodworking techniques you may not have tried before, such as making hand-cut dovetails, and hand-shaping using a spokeshave.

    We will provide all the tools you need for the course, and you can bring your own if you prefer. Through making the box, you will try different ways of planing, sanding, cutting dovetails, mortices and wedges, and finishing so that, at the end of the course, you will have developed or refined a number of skills that should help with future woodworking projects. We will also share our professional methods for keeping your tools in perfect order to achieve the precision required in fine furniture making.

    At the end of the course, you will have developed or refined a number of skills that should help with future woodworking projects, and you will of course take home the result of your week’s work to use for decades to come.

    £698.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cornwall

    Over 5 days, we will help you make a beautiful and functional box, while introducing ...

  • In-Person Course

    Cabinet Making – 5 Day – Wall-Hung Cabinet with Hinged Door

    Learn foundational woodworking skills while making a beautiful and useful wall-hung cabinet over 5 days.  This course is based at the friendly Atlantic Makers Collective furniture workshop in Bude, Cornwall.

    £698.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cornwall

    Learn foundational woodworking skills while making a beautiful and useful wall-hung cabinet over 5 days.  ...

  • In-Person Course

    Canoe Paddle Making

    Handcrafted one piece Ash wood canoe paddle.

    £295.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cumbria

    Handcrafted one piece Ash wood canoe paddle.

  • In-Person Course

    Cabinetmaking Fundamentals

    This course is aimed at the complete beginner or the woodworker who has some experience but wishes to get back to the basics of cabinet-making in order to produce woodwork of a high standard.

    If you have never used a well tuned and set up plane, or a razor sharp chisel, this course will be a revelation, and when you understand the basics of cabinet-making you will realise that ‘engineering in wood’ to minute tolerances is not only achievable, it is also joyful!

    The main purpose of this course is to develop essential hand skills and give a good understanding of the main cabinet-making principles.

    Planing, Sawing and Chiselling are the three critical elements needed for shaping and jointing bits of wood together, so you will be given some good solid technique and exercises to help you practice and conquer these vital skills. Setting up a plane to take gossamer-thin shavings, planing strategies to deal with misshapen pieces of timber, chopping and paring to a knife line with a chisel and bringing a bit of Zen into sawing to make it a focussed, precise process.

    To see how things are progressing you will prepare and join several pieces of wood together to make a cheese-board, this will give you a chance to get some calm, composed gluing under your belt, adding some tapered chamfers with a wonderful ‘finesse tool’, the spoke-shave, will complete this little project.

    Jointing pieces of wood together is what woodwork is all about, so we’ll also look at how to accurately prepare components, planing, gauging, scribing and squaring ends using a Shooting Board. Having planed up some crisp, precise components, you will have the chance to put your new Sawing and Chiselling skills into practice by setting out and cutting a Through Dovetail.

    £300.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    This course is aimed at the complete beginner or the woodworker who has some ...

  • In-Person Course

    Sharpening & Tuning Woodworking Hand Tools

    This course is aimed at the woodworker who has some experience but who wishes to learn how to tune or ‘fettle’ a basic woodworking tool-kit and how to sharpen blades to ‘razor sharp’ using a combination of grinder and bench stones. If you have never experienced the joy of working to very fine tolerances, using a plane that is well set up, with a razor sharp blade, this course will be a revelation!

    The main purpose of this course is to emerge with a set of tuned/sharp tools that will allow you to make furniture to a very high standard.

    Students are expected to bring along whatever woodworking tools they may have for evaluation and discussion. Advice will be given on buying new or used tools before or during the course, and various tools and sharpening systems will be available to try and buy.

    £300.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    This course is aimed at the woodworker who has some experience but who wishes ...

  • In-Person Course

    Furniture Making SKILLS WEEK – Sharpening & Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills

    The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a complete beginner, this will give you the perfect grounding; if you’ve been woodworking for a while, this will be a great tune-up, sorting out any bad habits and reinforcing fundamental skills.

    Everything in Woodwork is based on Sharpening, so this is the initial focus. You MUST have a sharpening system at your fingertips that works for you, we will look at angles, the exotic and not so exotic steels used for blades, high speed grinders, water cooled grinders and bench stones. You will learn a method of sharpening freehand, but you will also learn how to use honing guides – it’s quite OK if freehand honing remains an aspiration for the moment. Western dovetailing and cross-cut saws are great to use, but they also need to be super-sharp, so we’ll look at sharpening these too.

    Planing, Sawing and Chiselling are the three critical elements needed for shaping and jointing bits of wood together, so you will be given some good solid technique and exercises to help you practice and conquer these vital skills. Setting up a plane to take gossamer-thin shavings, planing strategies to deal with misshapen pieces of timber, chopping and paring to a knife line with a chisel and bringing a bit of Zen into sawing to make it a focussed, precise process.

    To see how things are progressing you will prepare and join several pieces of wood together to make a cheese-board, this will give you a chance to get some calm, composed gluing under your belt, adding some tapered chamfers with a wonderful ‘finesse tool’, the spoke-shave, will complete this little project.

    Jointing pieces of wood together is what woodwork is all about, so we’ll cut some Through Dovetails and through, wedged Mortice & Tenons. Cutting a groove and inserting a veneered bottom will complete an elegant ‘Water Biscuit Box’ to perfectly compliment your board.

    £680.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’...

  • In-Person Course

    Woodcarving Weekend

    Immerse yourself in the satisfying craft and practice of woodcarving over two days! This practical, hands on course is taught by professional woodcarver, Lizzie Taylor.

    £390.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Somerset

    Immerse yourself in the satisfying craft and practice of woodcarving over two days! This ...

  • In-Person Course

    Half Day 1 to 1 Woodturning Course

    Whether you are looking for an experience day or professional tuition. From his workshop in rural Dorset, Joe accommodates on a one to one basis.

    Experience Day: Participants will enjoy an amazing introduction to the art of woodturning. After a short safety brief, Joe will guide you to producing a piece you will be able to take home and appreciate.

    Professional Tuition: Aimed at experienced turners looking to improve their skills or venture into more advanced work. Joe’s knowledge and patience has led him to become one of the most sought after tutors in the UK today.

    £140.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Dorset

    Whether you are looking for an experience day or professional tuition. From his workshop ...

  • In-Person Course

    Full Day 1 to 1 Woodturning Course

    Whether you are looking for an experience day or professional tuition. From his workshop in rural Dorset, Joe accommodates on a one to one basis.

    Experience Day: Participants will enjoy an amazing introduction to the art of woodturning. After a short safety brief, Joe will guide you to producing a piece you will be able to take home and appreciate.

    Professional Tuition: Aimed at experienced turners looking to improve their skills or venture into more advanced work. Joe’s knowledge and patience has led him to become one of the most sought after tutors in the UK today.

    £250.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Dorset

    Whether you are looking for an experience day or professional tuition. From his workshop ...

  • In-Person Course

    2 Day Contemporary Furniture Refinishing Workshop – Beginners/Intermediate

    This two-day course is designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills needed to paint and upcycle furniture to a professional level. This along with the added woodcare knowledge will allow the students to sympathetically restore any piece of furniture, whether it’s with paint or naturally.

    £345.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    This two-day course is designed to give the student all the fundamental practical skills ...

  • In-Person Course

    1 Day French Polishing & Woodcare Workshop – Beginners

    This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands-on day, leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture.

    £195.00
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    Location : Gloucestershire

    This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the ...

  • In-Person Course

    2 Day French Polishing & Woodcare Workshop – Beginners/Intermediate

    This two day intermediate course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing and woodcare.

    £345.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    This two day intermediate course at our Cotswold workshop is designed ...

  • In-Person Course

    Total Precision Hand Tools Weekend

    If you have a passion for making and would like a better understanding and the skills to get the best results from hand-tools, our total beginners course is a fantastic introduction!

    This course will build your confidence in being able to work with precision, and it will give you an essential foundation to achieve your woodworking projects with accuracy and a beautiful finish.

    During the two-day course you will learn how to select, sharpen and set up the right tools for the job. You will also gain a better understanding of wood, how it moves, and how to work with it effectively.

    We will be demonstrating and instructing you on some of the most important techniques that will allow you to achieve accurate and high quality results in your work. You will learn to measure and mark accurately, cut and chisel to a line, as well as learning how to use your bench plane.

    This in turn will give you the ability to create clean cuts and high quality fitted joints for your future projects.

    You will make a small set project – a candle holder, which will allow you to practice and experience the knowledge and skills that will be covered on this course.

    Course Content:

    -Introduction to hand-tools

    -Selection, sharpening and correct set up of hand tools

    – Use of hand measuring and marking out tools

    -Techniques to achieve successful chiseling and planning

    -Sanding & finishing

    £390.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Somerset

    If you have a passion for making and would like a better understanding and ...

  • In-Person Course

    Make a Serving Tray

    Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing.

    You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using the power mitre saw create mitre joints. You will use the router table and templates to create the tray ends and create grooves for the tray bottom and glue and assemble the project ready for staining or painting.

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Surrey

    Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting ...

  • In-Person Course

    Basic Woodwork and DIY Course

    Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic woodwork; how to use different tools and gain the skills needed for necessary household DIY including: Hanging shelves, repairing cupboard doors, flat pack furniture, using battery tools.

    All safety equipment is provided but wear clothes suitable for being in a workshop.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Drawing plans and working from them
    Battery-powered drills
    Different types of squares and their uses
    Marking techniques and measuring on metal and wood
    Drilling
    Drill bits (twist drills, brad point, masonry, forstner bits, hinge bits, speed bits)
    Profile gauges
    Plum lines
    Hand planes
    Chisels
    Fasteners (nails, screws, wall fixings, concrete anchors, expanding and cam fixings)
    Handsaws, Hacksaws, Coping saws
    Files and rasps
    Mitre blocks and Bench hooks
    Timber selection for your projects
    How to sharpen tools
    Making basic joints (lap joints, half joints, mortise and tenon, pocket screws, box and dovetail joints)
    Hinge types
    Mortising for hinges and locks and how to install
    Basic jigs to make your life easy
    Spirit and Laser levels
    Sanding and preparing for finish

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Surrey

    Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic woodwork; how to use different tools and ...

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    DIY and Home Maintenance Course

    This course is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair and home renovating skills. During this one day course, you will learn the following:

    COURSE CONTENT
    How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass and brick
    Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware-handle & lock)
    Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes)
    Blocking up a doorway or opening up a wall
    Fixing pictures and TV’s to walls using different fixings for different walls
    Electrical basics (wiring a plug, making an extension lead, repairing lamps and installing light fixtures, how to use a multi-meter for checking voltage and current, changing a wall socket and light switch, how to install downlights (LED and colour changing) and dimming options for mains and low voltage
    How to feed cables into difficult places and final testing
    Removal and application of silicon sealants, different sealants and their uses
    Caulking
    How to deal with wet and dry rot, special undercoats and paints
    Repairing overflowing toilets, leaking tap washers and plastic pipe connectors
    Changing a tap
    Tile application and grouting basics

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Surrey

    This course is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home ...

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    Chair Making at Sallerton Wood

    These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own chair from a green Ash log. The techniques include cleaving out and shaping the components, drying some of the components overnight in the wood-fired kiln, steam-bending some of the components to give them the correct form, cutting and drilling mortises and tenons, frame assembly, and finally weaving the seating material.

    There is a range of chair designs to choose from, to suit all abilities, and a range of seating materials. Some previous green woodworking experience is helpful, although not essential, for this course. Spending a week working in the woods, being so close to nature, using wood from the woods and hand tools to produce a beautifully unique piece of furniture is a deeply fulfilling experience. On top of that, the sense of achievement gained from having made your own chair that will last for generations is something very special.

    The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.

    All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.

    Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large, well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.

    Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.

    £495.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes ...

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    Make a Shave Horse at Sallerton Wood

    These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional greenwood shaving horse using hardwood timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers, and it will be yours to keep at the end of the course, and the course fee is less than the cost of buying one!

    The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.

    All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.

    Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large, well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.

    Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.

    £215.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your ...

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    Introduction to Green Woodwork

    These 1-day courses in green woodworking cover the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and production of simple craft objects created from a greenwood log using traditional hand tools such as draw-knives and pole lathes. Anything you make during the day will be yours to take home and may include items such as spoons, spatulas, rolling-pin or a wooden mallet. This course is most suited to anyone wishing to have a go at some green woodwork, with absolutely no previous knowledge or skills required. This is a great taster day to whet your appetite for a longer course in the future, or perfect for those with limited spare time.

    The course tutor is Andy Morton, an experienced worker in green wood and in timber-framing. There is a limit of 6 students per course to allow for good personal tuition throughout the course.

    All tools and materials required for your course are provided. Each participant will be allocated their own set of tools at the beginning of the course to use for the duration. Sallerton wood is extremely well stocked with straight grown Ash, perfect for green woodwork projects.

    Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland with a stream running through it. It is situated south-east of Launceston, close to the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. All courses take place within the heart of the woodland itself. There is a large, well-equipped workshop shelter, and a timber-framed utility shelter for cooking and tea-making. The utility shelter is equipped with a large dining table, pans, utensils, and a wood-fired clay oven and rocket stoves for use during courses.

    Wild camping is offered within Sallerton Wood. Facilities provided are a site within the woodland to pitch a small tent, a compost toilet, piped spring water for washing and cooking, and drinking water supplied separately. There is a small washroom containing a wash basin and shower, both with hot and cold water. For those who do not wish to camp, or require more than the wild camping facilities offered, there are many local accommodation options, and some suggestions are available on request or via our website.

    £90.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    These 1-day courses in green woodworking cover the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques ...

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    Stool Making Course – Green Woodworking

    Spend two days in a stunning woodland environment. Learn green woodworking skills. Using traditional hand tools and locally grown hardwoods, create a beautiful piece of furniture to last a lifetime. Meet new people and eat great food together.

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    Spend two days in a stunning woodland environment. Learn green woodworking skills. Using traditional ...

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    Woodland Stool Making

    Spend two days learning ‘Green Woodworking’ skills and creating a beautiful hardwood stool in a lovely woodland environment. Eat delicious food and meet great people.

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    Spend two days learning 'Green Woodworking' skills and creating a beautiful hardwood stool in ...

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    Woodland Windsor Chair Making

    Spend five days in a beautiful Sussex woodland making a Windsor style chair to last a lifetime. Learn age-old traditional techniques and use high-quality tools and materials. Meet great people and eat good food in a healthy environment.

    £425.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : East Sussex

    Spend five days in a beautiful Sussex woodland making a Windsor style chair to ...

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    Box Making Course

    In just two days, make a beautiful solid wooden box in our picturesque Somerset workshop. This course will introduce you to the wider skills and techniques needed for fine furniture making, and you will learn from our award-winning tutors. Techniques and skills covered will include:

    Selection, set up and sharpening of hand tools.

    Accurate marking out and measuring.

    Successful chiseling, sawing and hand planing.

    Introduction to routing.

    Accurate assembly and glue up.

    Application of finishes.

    £420.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Somerset

    In just two days, make a beautiful solid wooden box in our picturesque Somerset ...

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    Woodcarving for Beginners – Ness Botanic Gardens, Cheshire

    Woodcarving for Beginners.  Age 18+.  Enjoy a relaxing and friendly weekend learning something new, tools, materials and course notes supplied.

    This practical 2-day weekend course is designed for complete beginners with no previous experience. Learn the basic skills necessary to creatively carve wood with hand tools.

     For further information and to book, please email us.

    Email: carol@jw-woodcarving.co.uk

    £160.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

    Woodcarving for Beginners.  Age 18+.  Enjoy a relaxing and ...

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    Make a Traditional English Longbow

    Spend two days in an Ancient woodland and learn how to craft your very own Ash English Longbow to take home. Using only traditional tools and methods. You will also learn how to make a bowstring and shoot your bow.

    £220.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cumbria

    Spend two days in an Ancient woodland and learn how to craft your very ...

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    Make a Shrink Pot

    Shrink pots originate from Scandinavia, and are traditionally used for storing dry goods. Beginners and more experienced greenwood carvers all welcome on this course. Learners will produce at least one shrink pot during the day.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    Shrink pots originate from Scandinavia, and are traditionally used for storing dry goods. Beginners ...

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    Butter Knife, Spatula and Spoon Carving Introduction

    During this one day course you will learn the essentials of safe carving. The day starts with making a butter knife, progressing through making a spatula (stekespade in Norwegian, literally “steak spade”!), through to the more complex project of carving a spoon.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    During this one day course you will learn the essentials of safe carving. The ...

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    English Style Shave Horse Making Course

    Make your own English Style Shave Horse.

    £175.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wiltshire

    Make your own English Style Shave Horse.

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    Make Your Own Pole Lathe Course

    On this two-day course you will be guided through the whole process to make your own Pole Lathe to take home with you.

    £330.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wiltshire

    On this two-day course you will be guided through the whole process to make ...

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    Spoon Carving the Scandinavian Way

    On this one day course you will learn how to carve a spoon the Scandinavian way.

    £75.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wiltshire

    On this one day course you will learn how to carve a spoon the ...

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    Make an English Longbow

    Using Ash, learn how to make your very own Longbow to take home.

    £220.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cumbria

    Using Ash, learn how to make your very own Longbow to ...

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    Highland Stool/Table Making Course

    Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods creating a piece of handmade furniture. Set outside in a beautiful woodland workshop over-looking the river Findhorn on Logie Estate. You will learn a wide range of traditional “Green Woodworking” techniques. Using hand tools and locally sourced hardwood you will be guided through the process of making your very own stool.

    £180.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods creating a piece of handmade ...

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    Chair Making Course – “Logie Lowbow”

    Come and spend a relaxing 5 days in the woods creating a piece of handmade furniture. Set outside in a beautiful woodland workshop over-looking the river Findhorn on Logie Estate. You will learn a wide range of traditional “Green Woodworking” techniques. Using hand tools and locally sourced wood you will be guided through the process of making your very own “Logie Lowbow” chair.

    This style is loosely based upon the vernacular highland furniture of the past with a contemporary twist to make the chair more practical in this day and age. A key feature being the streambent backrest – this is angled in such a way that it also doubles up as an armrest.

    It can be used either as an occasional chair or a large dining chair.

    £420.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Come and spend a relaxing 5 days in the woods creating a piece of handmade ...

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    Wall Clock Workshop

    A combination of English Oak and Walnut make for this simple but attractive wall clock.

     

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Staffordshire

    A combination of English Oak and Walnut make for this simple but attractive wall ...

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    Footstool – Make & Upholster

    This combined two day workshop offers the opportunity to make your own footstool from start to finish with Dovetail Woodworking and a local professional upholsterer.

     

     

    £265.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Staffordshire

    This combined two day workshop offers the opportunity to make your own footstool from ...

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    Highlands Cup Making Course

    Make your own Highlands cup from a log.

    £60.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Scotland

    Make your own Highlands cup from a log.

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    Chair Making Course

    Spend 5 days making a variation on a Welsh Stick Chair, from ash and oak.
    This makes use of mainly traditional methods combined with some modern techniques to ensure each chair is completed and individual.
    We also provide Gift Vouchers for our courses, please just ask.

    £650.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cambridgeshire

    Spend 5 days making a variation on a Welsh Stick Chair, from ash and oak. ...

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    Beginner/Basics Woodworking – 2 Day

    This elemental two day beginners’ course is intended for those new to woodworking or with limited experience.

    £265.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Staffordshire

    This elemental two day beginners' course is intended for those new to woodworking or ...

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