Course Details

THE 3 WEEK DEVELOPMENT OF HAND TOOL SKILLS COURSE (woodworking)

WE WILL BE RUNNING OUR COURSES AGAIN IN 2015. NEW COURSE DATES AND NEW COURSE FEES WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED PERSONALLY AS SOON AS THE COURSE DATES ARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE EMAIL US PROVIDING US WITH YOUR DETAILS AND THE COURSES IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WE WILL EMAIL YOU THE DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.


The course is entirely practical, hands on and is conducted at our workshops at The Retreat. The course is for the beginner but those who feel their tool skills are lacking will find this a useful course on its own or as preparation for the 6 week professional diploma course in antique furniture repair and restoration. The 3 individual weeks that make up the course should be chosen from the above dates. This way you can tailor your course to suit the time you have available. You will be taught how to use the basic hand tools in the proper way. This includes planes of various sizes, chisels, saws etc. You will be taught how to make basic joints, the type found in the construction of antique furniture. You will be taught how to sharpen tools. During the 3 weeks you will make a small piece of furniture to take home with you.

You will receive plenty of one to one tuition. The atmosphere is enthusiastic yet relaxed and the workshop is spacious, light and warm. Every student has his or her own bench and selection of tools. Most of the wood and materials are included in the course fee except for a charge of £25 for the wood required to make the pieces of furniture you will take home with you (this wood is charged to you at cost).

You are invited to work at your own pace. Tea and coffee always available. The course runs from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm - Lunch - then from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with tea breaks at 11:00 am and 4:00pm. Except on Fridays when the course concludes at 4:30pm after lunch. Lunch is not provided, students are invited to bring their own packed lunch.

FEES & BOOKING

Cost £995.00 - to book please send a deposit of £200.00 with the completed pdf booking form.