Working with Wood

  • 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)
  • Spoon CarvingSaturday 29th September 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 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... (more info)
  • Spoon CarvingSunday 30 September 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 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... (more info)
  • Traditional wooden rake makingSaturday 13 October 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 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... (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
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 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... (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
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 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... (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)