Distance learning.

Distance learning.

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Two woodworkers from Belfast shown that even if Ilkley is a long way away if you want the lowdown its worth making the trip.
Big tables, small tables and chairs

Big tables, small tables and chairs

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Last week was a varied and busy week in my workshop. I taught a wide rang of skills from basic planing and sawing through to the zenith of the furniture making craft chair making. There was also some heavy lifting involved.
Cliff’s side tables

Cliff’s side tables

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Student Gallery | No Comments
Cliff made these table on three days special tuition.
Simon’s jewellery and blanket boxes

Simon’s jewellery and blanket boxes

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Student Gallery | No Comments

Simon came to the first course I offered when I set up a workshop in Blubberhouses about four years ago.  He has returned for many more since then,  and has been to a couple of special tuition sessions at the Cornmill workshop.  He made these pieces during his special tuition sessions. It has been a joy to see the way his skills and craft are developing.

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Special Tuition this Summer

Special Tuition this Summer

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

In July and August I like to stop my regular courses and invite people into my workshop for some special woodwork tuition. The aim is to give people of varying abilities the chance to work on a particular project or skill which cannot be catered for in my usual courses. This usually makes for some interesting teaching and this summer was no exception. Here’s a taster of some of the things that have been happening in the workshop this summer.

A chair in need of TLC

A chair in need of TLC

Bernard came along with a seriously ill Victorian upholstered easy chair in rosewood. As it’s in rosewood the work required to restore it is worthwhile. Bernard is keen to learn new restoration techniques so we are also treating it as a learning piece. A new semi circlular base had to be built up, new pieces spliced into the rosewood crest rail and curved decorative beads and facings applied. Work on the piece is not complete so Bernard will be working on it occasionally in the next few months.

Special tuition

Special tuition

Posted by on Sep 1, 1916 in Courses, Special Tuition | No Comments
If you can't find the exact course you want this may be the option for you - a bespoke course, designed to develop particular skills or to complete that special project.