Even if you’re a professional, we’ll need everyone to complete an induction before using the workshop to meet health and safety requirements. Please note that use of the workshop is at your own risk and refunds or changes to tickets are only available up to one week before the date of induction.



We are delighted to let you know we will be opening for public access again from Monday 12th April, and will be scheduling inductions from this date.  

Hand tools: £30
Learn how to use correct saws, hand planes, chisels, correct abrasives
This is one of our new entry level inductions which will get you using key hand tools vital to any woodworker. You’ll learn the correct tools to use for marking out, from the steel ruler to the sliding bevel, the difference between the coping saw and tenon saw, the jack plane and block plane, it also covers how to safely use a wooden mallet and bevel-edged chisel and the right shaping tools and abrasives needed to achieve the best finish.
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Power tools: £30 
Learn how to use cordless Drill, Router, Jigsaw and Biscuit Joiner 
This is one of our entry level inductions, providing you with an introduction to the key power tools vital for any woodworker to learn their craft. You’ll learn the correct tools to use across a range of woodworking tasks: the use of a biscuit joiner to join two components edge to edge, the correct type of cutter to use with a router, how to achieve better accuracy with a router table, and how to make curved cuts using a jigsaw.
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Machine Shop Level 1: £30
Learn how to use our chopsaw, bandsaw, pillar drill & disc sander. Compulsory induction to complete before using the wood workshop.
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Machine Shop Level 2: £50
Learn how to use our table saw, planer & thicknesser.
For those that have completed Induction #1 and have proved their competence with the chop saw, bandsaw & pillar drill for at least 3 days in the workshop, we offer a full day’s training for using the table saw, thicknesser & planer. Even if you have used these machines before we still need you to complete the induction, so we can feel confident that you won’t lose any fingers! This induction is optional but must be completed if you would like to use any of these machines. Please email when you’re ready to book in for this.

Wood Lathe: Bookable on a 1:1 basis at £65
Learn how to use our wood lathe.
We offer a two-hour 1:1 training session on our wood lathes. Following a health & safety induction on our woodturning machines, through tutor demonstration and own practice you’ll learn the techniques of faceplate turning and turning between centres. The session includes a turning blank plus a day’s booking on the lathe. Contact us to find out more.


All Levels: £50.00
An introduction into the use of key metalwork machinery and equipment specific to our workshop and the use of the MIG and Metal Arc Welders. Covers the correct and safe use of PPE and the welding area.
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Under 18s using the workshop

Young people under 15 must be accompanied by an adult (who must have completed an induction), and must not use the machines. Those users aged 15-18 are able to use the lower risk machinery items after completing the Machine Shop Level 1 induction, excluding the chop saw which must be used under technician supervision.