Working with Wood

  • Sussex trug making workshopSaturday 14 - Sunday 15 November 2020
    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 used for the boards of the Trug. The final part will involve assembling their... (more info)
  • Introduction to pole lathe turningSaturday 5 September 2020
    FULL
    9.30am-4.30pm The course An introduction to wood turning on the traditional pole lathe. A friendly and informal course during which participants will have the opportunity to use traditional tools and to turn simple objects. The tutor Mark Allery is a full time pole lathe turner and greenwood worker, and regularly demonstrates at the Museum. A... (more info)
  • Spoon Carving: BeginnersSunday 27 September 2020
    10.00am-4.30pm The course Learn basic wood carving skills from a spoon carving expert and carve a version of a spoon found on the Mary Rose using axe and knife. 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... (more info)
  • Make a Shaker boxMonday 26 October 2020
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-5pm The course This is a one day course during which you will learn how to make a beautiful oval Shaker Box. Along the way you will learn something about Shaker designs and communities. No previous woodworking experience is needed. You... (more info)
  • Spoon Carving: BeginnersTuesday 29 September 2020
    FULL
    10.00am-4.30pm The course Learn basic wood carving skills from a spoon carving expert and carve a version of a spoon found on the Mary Rose using axe and knife. 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... (more info)
  • Spoon Carving: AdvancedWednesday 30 September 2020
    10.00am-4.30pm The course A day for those with some experience of spoon carving to take their skills to the next level. Make a 17th century inspired eating spoon with decorated handle. The tutor JoJo Wood has been carving almost since she could walk. She spent her early years travelling the world with her father, meeting... (more info)
  • Spoon Carving: BeginnersSunday 27 September 2019
    FULL
    10am-4.30pm The course Learn basic wood carving skills from a spoon carving expert and carve a version of a spoon found on the Mary Rose using axe and knife. 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... (more info)
  • Make a woven top stoolSaturday 25 - Sunday 26 January 2020
    9.30am-4.30pm The course Learn all the skills required to assemble a stool frame from locally sourced and prepared hardwood components. Once assembled we will explore and experience how these were made, and replicate all the necessary procedures. Day two will undertake the weaving and completing of this traditional piece of furniture. Physical strength is not... (more info)
  • Woodcarving WeekendSaturday 1 - Sunday 2 February 2020
    FULL
    9.30am-4pm The course From a choice of three, 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 tutor Sarah Goss specialises in providing bespoke hand carved items ranging from lettering and relief decoration to producing architectural details... (more info)
  • Letter carving in woodSaturday 29 - Sunday 30 August 2020
    9.30am-4pm The course A chance to have a go at forming letters and working on a project in this weekend hands-on course.  You will learn the basics of letter carving in wood and take home what you have made. The tutor Sarah Goss specialises in providing bespoke hand carved items ranging from lettering and relief... (more info)
  • Sussex trug making workshopSaturday 14 - Sunday 15 March 2020
    FULL
    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 used for the boards of the Trug. The final part will involve assembling their... (more info)
  • Tool sharpeningWednesday 25 - Thursday 26 November 2020
    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)