Grandad’s Workshop

 Where ideas come to life

Practical Fun

I offer specialised craft based tuition, tailored to suit the needs of my clients.  The projects for these courses have been developed with the complete novice in mind but may be of interest to those with some experience.

Make a Pen

An adventure with a wood lathe to create a unique and fully functional pen. One to one tuition for anyone 8 years old and upwards. No prior knowledge is required just a positive attitude and enthusiasm. Suitable for people with limited fine motor skills

 Duration 1 hour
Cost from £25

Make a Box

Make a stunning hardwood box in one of a range of designs and wood types using a variety of techniques. No more than four in any group with up to two instructors. All tools, machenery and safety equipment is provided in the workshop.

Duration 2 days
Cost £250

Make Chopping Boards

Make a pigeon pair of unique, decorative and functional chopping boards from contrasting food safe hardwoods. No more than four in any group with up to two instructors. You will spend the morning marking, cutting, assembling and gluing your timber. After lunch you will plane, sand and oil the boards to bring out the beauty of the grain.
Duration 2 days
Cost £150


All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided

Days are 09:00 to approx 16:30 with a break for lunch

Usual Operating Hours
Workshop visits by prior appointment
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Sun: Closed

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