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Framesaw Day Class
Framesaw Day Class

10am-6pm

An introduction to the core skills of joinery, whilst making your own beautiful frame saw. Suitable for absolute beginners.

Framesaws are an ingenious, versatile design using the tensile strength of the wood and a french twist to hold the cutting blade in tension. This allows the use of a thin blade that can be used to cut curves, as well as thicker blades for cutting straight lines. The blade can be easily adjusted and changed to suit the task at hand, making them a fantastic tool for spoon carving as well as classic joinery.

You will leave this class with a fully functional, traditional framesaw of your own making, using classic blind mortis and tenon joints. We also teach you how to prep your materials – making the wood true and square, and how to mark out and cut joints using traditional tools & techniques.

The process covers accurate & efficient use of handsaws, planes and chisels, as well as tool maintenance and sharpening.

Joinery is a core aspect of woodwork – to the extent that it may be the only aspect that the average person is are aware of. At the Green Wood Guild we know that this is not the case, but we hugely value the role joinery plays in our craft.

ALL COURSE BOOKINGS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

CLASS DATES CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED ONCE BOOKED

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Gift Voucher | Green Wood Guild
Gift Voucher | Green Wood Guild

The perfect gift for friends and loved ones hungry to get into woodwork, or a treat to yourself that you can save for a rainy day!

This voucher entitles the recipient to a £150 discount when booking one of our traditional woodworking courses.

 

What Green Wood Guild classes can I book with this voucher?

The Green Wood Guild Gift Voucher can be used when booking any class that is worth £150 or more.  

However you would not be able to use the voucher to purchase any class that is worth less than the value of the voucher itself. For example you cannot use it to book three Whittling Workshops.

Green Wood Guild Vouchers can be used to book onto any available Bladesmithing Day Workshop, but do not apply to Axe Forging or Adze Forging workshops. To enquire about booking one of these classes, or buying one as a gift please email us at: info@thegreenwoodguild.com

 

How does the voucher work?

When you buy a voucher you’ll get a confirmation email, and a personalised digital voucher will be generated and sent out! You can choose to receive it yourself, or have it emailed straight to the recipient.

Each voucher comes with a unique coupon code – for a discount of £150. Codes last for 12 months.

For that personal touch, you can also add a message to the voucher at the checkout page!

Note – If you don’t wish the recipient to receive the voucher straight away, please leave their name and email address blank when adding your message. This way you’ll receive the voucher yourself, and can print it out, or forward it on when you’re ready.  

 

NOTE – Vouchers can only be used once. All of our courses are non refundable and cannot be changed once booked.

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Bladesmithing Day Workshop
Bladesmithing Day Workshop

One day workshop 10am to 6pm

These Bladesmithing classes taught by Tom at the Green Wood Guild guide you through making your very own carving knife. Being able to take a rough bit of stock steel and turn it into a beautifully functioning edge tool is extremely satisfying, and very empowering!

On this one-day class you will learn how to make a ‘straight’ knife, the perfect wood carving tool used for everything from spoons to shrink pots, as well as being useful in many other larger projects. This class is suitable for people with no tool making experience. You will forge, harden, temper and sharpen your own blade, as well as carve the handle, and weave a bark sheath to protect your newly forged blade, walking away with a beautiful new tool!

 

ALL COURSE BOOKINGS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

CLASS DATES CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED ONCE BOOKED

 

 

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Box Making Weekend Class
Box Making Weekend Class

Saturday & Sunday 10-6pm

Make a beautiful dovetail box from native hardwood, using only hand tools, complete with dovetail joints and a sliding lid. Perfect for absolute beginners.

On this course you will be introduced to the basics of joinery. Over the weekend you will learn to plane a hardwood log into smooth, straight planks, cut precise dovetail joints and finally assemble together a beautiful hand-crafted wooden box, without the need for glue, nails or modern power tools.

Joinery is a core aspect of woodwork – to the extent that it may be the only aspect that lay people are aware of. At the greenwood guild we know that this is not the case, but we still hugely value the role joinery plays in our craft. In this class you will learn to use handsaws, planes and chisels accurately and efficiently, as well as tool maintenance and sharpening.

ALL COURSE BOOKINGS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

CLASS DATES CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED ONCE BOOKED

 

£240.00
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Stool Making Evening Class
Stool Making Evening Class

6-Week Evening Class

Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm

Perfect for absolute beginners.

Master the basics of green wood furniture making, as you craft a simple, robust and beautiful 3-legged stool from fresh logs and seasoned hardwood.

On this course you can learn the key skills and techniques of traditional furniture making, including cleaving logs, cutting simple mortise & tenon joints, drilling holes with a brace & bit, making wedges and shaping a plank using planes and spoke shaves.

 

ALL COURSE BOOKINGS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

CLASS DATES CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED ONCE BOOKED

 

£180.00
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Bowl Carving Day Class
Bowl Carving Day Class

A one day introduction to bowl carving

10am to 6pm

Learn to make a beautiful wooden bowl from native green hardwood using ancient hand tools. The adze, used to hollow out the bowl, has been in our culture since the stone age and is a wonderful introduction to the other traditional edge tools used to create your bowl. Over the course of the day you will use an axe, drawknife and pushknife to shape the outside of the bowl, and a gouge, scorp and hook knife to refine the inside.

In addition to giving you an introduction to a variety of hand tools, this course will give you a real insight into the three dimensional functionality of an object which has been used by humans for thousands of years.

Our bowl carving course runs from 10:00 to 18:00, during which time you will learn many different carving techniques, learn about how green wood differs from seasoned wood, and of course, at the end of the day you will take home a beautiful, functional wooden bowl.

 

ALL COURSE BOOKINGS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

CLASS DATES CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED ONCE BOOKED

 

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