beginners woodwork coursesThese beginners woodwork courses will teach you the essential basics of furniture making and woodworking.

They lead you step by step as you learn the techniques that will build your knowledge, and give you the skills and confidence to make basic furniture.

If you are not sure whether woodworking is for you, then you could sign up for one of my half day beginners woodwork taster course.

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Beginners Woodwork – Four day course

Beginners Woodwork – Four day course

Posted by on Jun 1, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | No Comments

Four days, usually Friday – Monday

Many beginners to woodwork become frustrated because they lack the three essentials of the craft, really sharp tools, good technique and finally accuracy. This course is designed as an introduction to these essentials. You will learn how to get your planes and chisels exquisitely sharp, some basic woodworking techniques such as planing and sawing square and joint cutting, and in the process find out why precision is so critical. Once these elements are in place you can begin to enjoy the craft instead of struggling with the basics.

Tool sharpening and maintenance weekend.

Tool sharpening and maintenance weekend.

Posted by on Jun 5, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | One Comment

Two day course.

Why This Course? – Woodwork is a hundred times easier and more enjoyable with properly sharpened tools. Many people struggle with their woodwork because the tools they use use have not been properly sharpened. The problem is not a lack of ability but the lack of sharp tools. This course will teach you how to get your tools really sharp allowing you to enjoy your woodwork without the frustration of blunt tools.

Basic jointing weekend.

Basic jointing weekend.

Posted by on Jun 7, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | One Comment

Two day course.

Success in woodwork comes from using sharp tools, good technique and an accurate approach to the work. We deal with sharp tools in other courses. On this course you will learn some basic jointing techniques which will enable you to build a wide range of furniture. Perhaps more importantly you will come to understand just how important precision is in the craft of woodwork. A must if you want to get on the right track from the start.

Dovetailing weekend.

Dovetailing weekend.

Posted by on Jun 9, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | No Comments

Two day course.

If you have the basic woodworking skills, perhaps acquired on earlier courses, but want to take things further by tackling dovetails this course is for you. During the weekend you will learn to cut both through and lap dovetails. The discipline and concentration involved in cutting this joint will help with improving your accuracy and craftsmanship.

Woodwork taster (half day).

Woodwork taster (half day).

Posted by on Jun 11, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | No Comments

A half day woodworking course designed for the complete woodwork beginner based around the making of a set of four trivets on a stand.

Marquetry taster (half day)

Marquetry taster (half day)

Posted by on Jun 13, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | No Comments

A basic half day marquetry course introducing simple marquetry techniques based around the making of a fluted inlay motif.