“A lot of this I would never have picked up from books or video”
Years ago when I first started a workshop in Devon I would do weekend courses; I really enjoyed it; meeting lots of different people who came down for a lovely weekend in Devon. I had to stop these courses in the end because I was working during the week and then working all weekend and there is only so long you can keep that up.
However, now Rowden graduate, and fine maker in his own right, Ed Wild is running weekend woodworking classes to enable you guys and gals to get down here and have some fun behind the bench.
Ed is great; a very patient and diligent teacher who I am very happy to recommend to you – whether you are a beginner in woodworking or are looking to develop specific skills as a furniture maker.
“The course was very good, thank you. Ed is such a good teacher. I learnt everything that I wanted to and now feel that I know how to sharpen my tools and know some basics about how to use them properly. A lot of this I would never have picked up from books or video.
“While practising the various techniques it was so helpful to be able to do something, assess it myself and then check my understanding of it with Ed. Ed also helped me get my old planes flattened and in good working order, which I wouldn’t have managed on my own…
“I had a very enjoyable and inspiring weekend. Please reiterate my thanks to Ed. I hope to come up there again sometime and do another of your short courses.”
– Peter Sudworth
You know when your tools are not working well for you. Bring your own tools, and we will show you how to get them working for you. Compare your old bench plane with how one of our planes work, then fix it under our tutor’s guiding instructions.
To a certain degree, you can tell us what you want to learn; these short weekend woodworking courses are partly bespoke. A two-day taster course costs £360. This provides you with truly focused tuition with, at most, only one or two other like minded souls in the studio. A deposit of £120 is payable to secure a place with the remaining balance due 14 days before the commencement of the course.
Look at this lovely little Walnut box. Ed Wild will guide you through the process of making one just like this in only two days across the course of our intensive weekend woodworking classes. Take one home with you to amaze and impress everyone you know, and tell them proudly, “I made this”.
A weekend woodworking course costs £360. To secure a place on one of our weekends, the course fees must be paid in full.
“I really enjoyed the woodwork course. Thanks for having us and for being flexible around our learning interests.
“Also would like to thank Jon for guiding us during the week.
“Looking forward to starting doing some small pieces of my own.”
– Filipe Serodio
We offer a range of courses to suit all abilities and availabilities:
For more details and available dates, get in touch!