Working with Wood

  • Carve a wooden bowlSunday 10 June 2018
    FULL
    carve a wooden bowl course Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5pm The course Learn the basics of woodcarving with this hands-on course whilst carving a leaf-shaped bowl which can be taken home at the end of the day. The tutors Jess Jay has been carving for 30+ years and tutored the... (more info)
  • Bark basketrySaturday 9 June 2018
    9.30am-4pm The course Bark is a traditional material that has been used across the globe and it is therefore likely that our ancestors used this material in similar ways. This day course will cover a variety of designs and uses for bark including folded containers and woven craft work. The tutor John Rhyder is an... (more info)
  • Carve a wooden bowlSaturday 9 June 2018
    FULL
    carve a wooden bowl course Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5pm The course Learn the basics of woodcarving with this hands-on course whilst carving a leaf-shaped bowl which can be taken home at the end of the day. The tutors Jess Jay has been carving for 30+ years and tutored the... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course An introduction to the boat archaeology of Kent, Sussex, and SE England covering the wide period of Bronze Age to the 20th century focussing on small vernacular boats, barges and coastal craft used in the rivers, estuaries, and along the shore without which the economy of the region could not have functioned. The tutor Damian Goodburn BA Phd AIFA Studied... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course There will be a brief talk with examples of larger scale domestic woodward of historic types, such as animal feeding troughs, dough troughs, carved bowls, dishes, platters, scoops, spades, ladles etc. and also a handling session with tools. Afterwards students will start to make a small carved trough, trying out basic techniques and tools. The tutor Damian Goodburn BA Phd AIFA... (more info)
  • Coracle making weekendSaturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-4.30pm The course Coracles are traditional riverboats. Round in shape, they are paddled with one oar. On this two-day course you will make a traditional coracle to take home, and try out your boating skills on the Museum’s millpond. The tutors... (more info)
  • Make a psalterySaturday 22 - Sunday 23 September 2018
    9.30am-4.30pm The course Participants will make a working replica of a simple medieval psaltery. These musical instruments appear in many medieval illustrations and carvings throughout Europe. The tutor Paul Baker is a professional early musician, who makes his living as a luthier. He has been making instruments professionally for over 20 years. Participant information Please wear warm layers that you... (more info)
  • Spoon CarvingSaturday 29th September 2018
    10.30am-4.30m The course Develop basic wood carving skills by learning the steps to carve your own unique spoon using axe and knife carving techniques. The tutor JoJo Wood has been carving almost since she could walk. She spent her early years travelling the world with her father, meeting craftspeople and amassing woodwork skills and knowledge. She... (more info)
  • Spoon CarvingSunday 30 September 2018
    10.30am-4.30pm The course Develop basic wood carving skills by learning the steps to carve your own unique spoon using axe and knife carving techniques. The tutor JoJo Wood has been carving almost since she could walk. She spent her early years travelling the world with her father, meeting craftspeople and amassing woodwork skills and knowledge. She... (more info)
  • Traditional wooden rake makingSaturday 13 October 2018
    9.30am-4.30pm The course Make a wooden rake and tailor its size to your needs. You will make the rake head, fit the pegs as well as prepare and fit the handle. The tutor Mark Allery is a full time pole lathe turner and greenwood worker, and regularly demonstrates at the Museum. A member of the... (more info)
  • Woodcarving WeekendSaturday 20 - Sunday 21 October 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5pm The course From a choice of five, select a carving project to complete on this two day hands-on course. You will learn the basics of woodcarving and take home what you have made. The tutors Jess Jay has been carving... (more info)
  • Make a traditional woven sea grass stoolSaturday 3 - Sunday 4 November 2018
    9.30am-4.30pm The course Starting with a log section of a tree and some component parts, craft for yourself the necessary woodwork while learning historic methods of chair making. Using a drawknife and drawhorse each student will create their own set of legs and joint these to form the solid wood frame on which to weave... (more info)
  • Tool sharpeningWednesday 14 - Thursday 15 November 2018
    9.30am-5pm The course Learn how to sharpen wood cutting tools to professional standards and select new or second-hand tools that are well engineered. This two day course has been designed for those with little or no previous tool sharpening experience, who enjoy working with wood but have found difficulty achieving a satisfying standard of work... (more info)
  • Sussex trug making workshopSaturday 17 - Sunday 18 November 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-4.30pm The course Over the two days participants will be shown the process of cleaving and shaving chestnut to produce the handle and rim for their Trug and will be shown how to steam and bend both chestnut and the willow... (more info)
  • Wood finishesSaturday 17 - Sunday 18 November 2018
    9.30am-5pm The course This is an intensive 2 day course suitable for beginners or those wanting to improve their skills. Students will learn how to take a project right through from initial preparation to a good final finish. Along the way you will be shown the value of choosing both the right materials and good... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course This one day course is for people who like the idea of working with wood but have no or little experience and are unsure of the names and usage of both handtools. Attendees will learn how to identify and use a selection of tools including bench plane, block plane, shoulder plane, rebate plane, moulding planes, chisels, gouges,... (more info)