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Saturday Workshops

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I am hoping to run another six informal Saturday morning workshops starting in January 2018, at the Multi-Skills Workshop in Polegate, East Sussex. Complete beginners and upwards welcome.

The default programme gives an idea of topics being covered for those with no project to work on. If you have a project in mind, then I'll tutor you in whatever it takes to progress your project.

The idea is to host a small group (up to five people). One-to-one teaching of woodworking topics, plus practice and/or project time. You can always find something new to learn.

Topics could be anything you've seen me doing on YouTube, and quite possibly things you haven't. I encourage you to start, or bring in, your own project to work on.

The workshop is well equipped for general woodworking, with a number of benches, and there would be ample opportunity to progress your project or try new techniques.

Price is dependent on numbers as follows:
Three participants £300/person for six sessions,
Four participants £240/person for six sessions.
Payment in advance, as a sign of commitment, is required and this will be requested a fortnight before the course start date.
Place Share: If you would rather attend less than the six sessions, there may well be a chance of place sharing with someone else, so it's definitely worth getting in touch.
Under 16's are welcome, but should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and
a donation of £2/session is requested to cover their refreshments.
Support companions are welcome to attend with participants, and a donation of £2/companion/session is requested to cover their refreshments.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee are provided on a help yourself basis.
Safety: All participants are required take responsibility for their own safety, and to sign registration forms agreeing to this. These can be seen here
Satisfaction: Should you feel, at any point during the workshop, that you are not happy, please tell me. If I can't do anything to improve the situation, then I will offer you at least a pro-rata refund for the time that remains. 

Places are limited and I need to book the workshop in advance, so please do register your interest as soon as possible, otherwise you may not get a space, or it may not even run. Email me at mail@womadeod.co.uk

Previous projects made by students include cafe and coffee tables, firewood boxes, turned bowls, knives, coasters, fidget spinners, bird boxes, tool chests, etc.

Learning new techniques

Craft items

Bespoke furniture

From plank to tool chest


Some other ideas of what could be covered:


Shooting Boards - What are they? Making and Using


The Panel Gauge - Making & Using

How to Make an Inro Box

Tuning Hand Planes

Joints - Learn some of the basic, and not so basic, woodworking joints

How to Build a Maloof Style Rocker - Turning plans into reality

My Japanese Planing Board Plus - A simple and portable workbench