Wood Turning Class - Make a Chopping Board and Potato Masher

Learn woodworking skills in this full day London class.

8 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £150

This rewarding class is an introductory day consisting of two satisfying, woodworking projects. Guided by a friendly teacher, you will learn plenty of tips and tricks whilst covering a range of essential skills in traditional woodwork.

Your first wood project begins with a wood-turning introduction, you will try turning on a treadle lathe. Starting with a log, you will prepare your billet by shaping it on a shave horse using a drawknife, before turning it on the lathe to make a traditional potato masher.

This workshop will immerse you into a time-honoured craft, as you learn the rhythm of the lathe and how to use three types of chisels and gouges effectively. This beginner-friendly woodworking class is a great way to get a taste of treadle lathe work.

Then you will move on to making a chopping board. This part of the workshop will teach you the elusive art of taking a rough surface and planing it perfectly smooth and flat, as you make a simple yet beautiful addition to your kitchen.

You'll learn about a variety of hand planes, some important theory and a brief introduction to saws and knife carving techniques.

Knowledge required
Suitable for complete beginners.
What you'll get
  • All materials and tools you need.
  • A chopping board and turned potato masher to take away with you.

The Green Wood Guild - Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London

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The Green Wood Guild
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London's centre for the traditional craft of Green Woodwork.

Our classes give you hands-on experience and in-depth tuition in the fundamental skills and techniques of green woodworking. These are suitable for total beginners and each workshop revolves around a beautiful product to make yourself and take home!

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