Help and Tuition


Saturday Workshops
Spring 2018 (21st April - 2nd June (not 5th May))
(Subject to numbers)
Informal morning workshop including one-to-one, plus practice and project time. Those attending set the agenda. You can bring your own project along to work on or seek advice, or just enjoy a few hours with like minded makers. 

Heirloom Box
(4th - 9th May 2018)
Sorry, this is now fully booked
Build a beautiful trinket box to treasure. No experience required.

Planes, Chisels, & Scrapers
(Dates arranged around participants)
Learn how to tune and use these single edge tools effectively, and how to build jigs to use with them.
Run over two days, you can choose which to attend based on the programme.

Teaching at MSW
I currently take the following course(s), run by the Multi-Skills Workshop:
(For full details, follow the links to the Multi-Skills Workshop website)

Woodwork for Beginners
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 19:00-21:00

Woodwork for Intermediates
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 19:00-21:00

These courses are two hours per week for a total of ten to twelve weeks, and are run through the Multi-Skills Workshop.
They only run if there is sufficient interest, and there is also limited space, so please get in touch, with David at MSW, as soon as possible.

One-to-One Tuition 
What do you want to learn? Courses tailored to you: Anyone interested in hands-on experience, of anything I have covered on YouTube, or similar, should email me. So if you fancy a whole week, or just a half day, please get in touch (

As a guide to fees, hourly rate is £35/hr (minimum of £45), half day (3½hrs) £110, full day (7hrs) £200, at my own workshop, or student's home/workshop. Where greater space or machine capacity is required, then additional charges will be advised on request, since it would require the hire of a venue.
Where possible I will try to accommodate OAPs, students in full time education, and other low income groups at a substantial discount.
Returning students will enjoy loyalty discounts, so if you've been taught by me before, do remind me!

Course Venues 
Courses will usually be held at either the Multi Skills Workshop, Polegate (just outside Eastbourne) or my own workshop (in Eastbourne), depending on availability and numbers. Eastbourne is one of the top South Coast tourist towns in England, with plenty of things to see and do. London Gatwick airport is only about an hour away by either train or car. Accomodation is available from B&Bs through to 4 and 5 star hotels, for anyone looking to stay overnight.

Help / Advice 
Please feel free to e-mail me for help or advice. Whilst I can't promise to assist in all cases, I will do my best.

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