craft Day


On this one day craft workshop you will have the opportunity to make two ‘Do Nothing Machines’. Intriguing small wooden curios of moving parts that move back and forth in a fascinating manner. (link to video here)

No previous experience of woodworking is required and all tools and materials will be provided.

The project will be in the form of a kit of parts at varying degree of readiness. You will be tasked with preparing all the components, sanding to a fine finish, polishing and finally assembling the machine.

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019

Duration: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Lunch: Not included

Project: Do Nothing Machines

Timber: English Oak and American Black Walnut

Workshop Content: The following elements will be included:

  • how to work safely

  • an introduction to a selection of hand tools, their purpose and use

  • use of a dovetail saw and bench hook

  • paring with a chisel

  • sanding

  • wax polishing

  • common timbers in general use

  • understanding the structure of wood


Price includes a non-refundable cancellation fee of £22.50.

Note that anyone under the age of 18 cannot be accepted onto this course.

Please see the full Standard Terms & Conditions

For availability and to book a place, follow the link below

Craft Day