Summer School Weekend: Woodwork / Process / Technique, Blackhorse Workshop


Summer School Weekend: Woodwork / Process / Technique
Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August

5 places available


Join us for a weekend escape of making as you explore a variety of woodworking techniques using beautiful hardwoods from our in-house timber store. You’ll have the opportunity to try out three different methods in Woodturning, workshop machinery and wood carving to create bespoke objects for your home.

Sunday – Woodturning
10am – 3pm

The weekend will begin with an introduction to Woodturning. You will be amazed at what is possible in just one session even if you’ve never handled woodworking tools. At the end of this course, even without any previous experience you will take home a beautifully finished hard wood bowl. Starting with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut, you will shape the bowl inside and out before applying a range of finishing techniques.

Monday – Chopping Board and Spoon Carving
10am – 5pm

Monday will begin with an introduction to woodwork machinery. You will be shown how to use a range of workshop machinery and equipment. Following a talk on different types and uses of hardwood, you’ll then be able to select your material from our in-house timber store, and design your very own chopping board. With support and guidance from the tutor, you’ll then use our workshop equipment to make your object – providing you with a beautiful personalised project to take home with you!

After a break you will then join start your spoon carving session. Using two different carving knives you will learn the techniques to safely and effectively carve your very own wooden spoon from Sapele wood. Oiling your spoon with a wax and oil mix to finish off your piece before taking it home for your own kitchen or to give as a gift.

All of the wood used to make your objects comes from award winning Saunders Seasonings, who sell high quality hard-wood timber, sourced from trees grown in the heart of London.