I have retired from teaching so sadly courses no longer run, however,
I have a growing number of free to watch instruction videos (links below) that cover many of the course topics.

You may be interested to know that through the matched course fee charity levy I and my students who previously attended a course have donated over £16,000 to the charity Kids Club Kampala, to support young carpentry students, thus making a difference for the people living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda.


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Click on a course name for full course details and to find out what skills you will learn

Beginners Courses

Course (click for details)Videos are free to watch
Beginners – Four day courseWatch Videos
Tool sharpening and maintenance weekendWatch Videos
Basic jointing weekendWatch Videos
Dovetailing weekendWatch Videos

Improvers Courses

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Router skillsWatch Videos
Improver’s make a book caseVideo List
Make your own workbench.Video List

Advanced Courses

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Drawer fitting and dovetailingWatch Videos
Veneering and laminatingWatch Videos
Chair MakingWatch Videos

Weekly Classes

Course (click for details)
Woodwork afternoon class
Woodwork evening class

All courses take place at the fully equipped Cornmill Workshop in Ilkley in Yorkshire.

Courses start at 9.00am and finish at 5.00pm, although the workshop will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Too far to travel?

Some people have said that they would like to do a course but Yorkshire is too far to travel.

I appreciate that it could be a long way so I asked some of my students what they would say to those who have a long way to travel.

Here is what they said:

View Ilkley accommodation.

Previous students have travelled from Aberdeen, N Ireland, Czech Republic, Bahrain and Singapore!

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