We are pleased to announce an exciting new venture for British Hardwoods starting early in the New Year. As part of our ongoing expansion, we have allocated space for a fully equipped teaching area, and have teamed up with experienced tutor Chris Tribe, who will be running a series of weekend woodwork courses, here at our premises in Yorkshire.

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The courses are aimed at the beginner woodworker and will focus on hand tools, covering the basic techniques such as tool sharpening and maintenance, basic jointing and dovetailing. The courses provide a firm foundation in the essentials of woodworking; sharp tools, precise measuring and marking technique, accurate sawing and planing, and the development of a meticulous approach. From this basis, sound woodworking technique can be built. Mixing this with the “woody” environment at British Hardwoods should make the courses an interesting and stimulating experience.

[caption id="attachment_2334" align="alignnone" width="690"]Two day weekend courses at British Hardwoods School of Woodwork Basic Skills Course[/caption]

Chris has been making furniture since 1975 and became a professional designer/maker in 1990. After many years experience teaching evening classes at Loxley College in Sheffield,  Huddersfield Technical College and then at Leeds College of Art and Design, Chris started teaching small groups in his own workshop. The popularity of his courses has meant that Chris now spends a good deal more of his time teaching than making, and we are pleased to be collaborating with him on this exciting new project.

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The courses dates are as follows:

Tool Sharpening and Maintenance:

13th-14th January 2018

28th-29th April 2018

18th-19th August 2018

1st-2nd December 2018

For more information and availability, follow the link: Tool Sharpening and Maintenance Course

Basic Skills:

24th-25th February 2018

9th-10th May 2018

29th-30th September 2018

For more information and availability, follow the link: Basic Skills Course


24th-25th March 2018

14th-15th July 2018

27th-28th October 2018

For more information and availability, follow the link: Dovetailing Course

Places on each course are limited, and some courses are already filling up, so please book early to reserve your place.

If you’re not sure which course would best suit your needs, Chris would be happy to advise you. His full contact details can be found on his website: www.christribefurniturecourses.com