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April 2018
£68.00

An Introduction to Woodturning

Duration: 1 day workshop
Saturday 21st April
10am - 4.30pm

You will be amazed at what is possible in just one day even if you’ve never handled woodworking tools. At the end of this one-day course, even without any previous experience you will take home a beautifully finished hard wood bowl. Working two people to a lathe and taking it in turns, you will start with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut, shape the bowl inside and out before applying a range of finishing techniques. The…

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£65.00

CREATIVE INDUCTION: CHOPPING BOARD

Duration: 1 day workshop
Saturday 21st April
10am - 3.30pm

This 1-day session introduces you a range of wood-working tools and equipment, which you can then use to make your own kitchen chopping board. The first part of the day serves as an introduction to the workshop, providing guidance on the safe use of workshop machinery, such as the chopsaw, bandsaw, pillar drill, disc and bobbin sander. Following a talk on different types and uses of hardwood, you’ll then be able to select your material from our in-house timber store,…

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£205.00

WOODWORK BASICS: PLYWOOD & POWER TOOLS

Duration: 5 x Thursday evenings
26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May
7 - 9.30pm

This 5-week session introduces you to a selection of power tools and how they are used in cutting and joining plywood by routing rebates, drilling, biscuit joining, dowel joining, and using brackets. You will master common and versatile techniques that can be employed reliably across a range of woodworking projects. At the end of the course you will have constructed a strong, multifunctional, open fronted box that can be used as a stall, a step, a bedside table, or a wall mounted…

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May 2018
£205.00

METALWORK BASICS: WELDING

Duration: 4 x Wednesday evenings
9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th May
7 - 9.30pm

Introducing the basics of welding, this evening course shows you how to use MIG and Arc Welding to make different types of welds, from fillet welds for joining right angled sections, butt welds for plate welding, and lap joints for overlapping metals. Using these three types of welds, you’ll have the opportunity to make a small metal coffee table combining all three techniques. This course is ideal for beginners and anyone keen to start working with metal. Welding course participants…

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£68.00

AN INTRODUCTION TO WOODTURNING

Duration: 1 day workshop
Saturday 12th May
10am - 4.30pm

You will be amazed at what is possible in just one day even if you’ve never handled woodworking tools. At the end of this one-day course, even without any previous experience you will take home a beautifully finished hard wood bowl. Working two people to a lathe and taking it in turns, you will start with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut, shape the bowl inside and out before applying a range of finishing techniques. The day will be…

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£195.00

WOODCARVING FOR BEGINNERS

Duration: 5 evenings (4 x Mondays, 1 x Tuesday)
14th, 21st, 29th May, 4th & 11th June
7 - 9.30pm

This workshop is aimed at beginners who would like to learn the basics of woodcarving. The course will start with an introduction to the different chisels used for woodcarving, including how to handle and sharpen them. The different types of wood used for woodcarving will also be discussed, along with the importance of working with the natural grain. We will then progress to using the chisels to practice carving wood using a mallet. Working towards a set project or your own design, you will…

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