What we do on a bench making course.

What we do on a bench making course.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Blog, News and Events | No Comments

Last week I taught a six day work bench making course. This is one of my most demanding courses, both mentally and physically, for both my students and me! It’s demanding physically because we are working with big bits of wood and big joints and mentally because the work, although using large section timber, requires accuracy and attention to detail. I hope that those who come on the course not only leave with a very good work bench but also learn lots of new techniques in the making. Students on the course also build a good esprit de corps so I hope they also leave with new friends. Here’s a little photographic record of last weeks course.

Work benches

Work benches

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

My work bench making course is one of my most challenging the rewards are great. The benches are also much travelled, I know of one in France and one in the US.

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Make your own workbench.

Make your own workbench.

Posted by on Jul 7, 1916 in Courses, Improver's Furniture Courses | No Comments
Six day course. The workbench is the centre of any wood workshop, so it's important that it is well made and ergonomically sound. On this course you will make the same bench that Chris uses for his work. With an 80mm thick top and with front and tail vices and bench dogs it is robust and has excellent work holding facilities. The dimensions can be adjusted to your requirements, so you will leave with a valuable woodworking tool and also the satisfaction that you will be working at a bench you have made yourself.