Tom Trimmins
Woodwork courses
at my workshop in London

 I run short courses in woodwork and furniture making at my professional workshop in Islington, north London. Join my beginner woodworking classes in joinery, or improve your skills and knowledge by making a specific project. 

Courses starting in November
Fully Booked
CHRISTMAS WOODEN GIFTS SHORT COURSE 6.30-9.30PM STARTING 15TH NOVEMBER 2017
Make a walnut swing lid box using the hollow chisel morticer
Use the lathe to make a concave shaped candle holder
Rev up your handplane and make a chopping board
Suitable for beginners and improvers
£140
3 CLASSES
christmas gift making course extra details

Come and spend some time in the workshop this November and make some quality Christmas gifts. Over the years I've saturated my family with wooden presents to the point where its become a running joke-but if you aren't there yet then now is your chance to start down that road!

This course includes:

All materials, inc walnut, ash and beech woods, use of all tools and expert tuition in hand tools and machines

What you will need to bring:

A festive jumper (optional)

What you will learn:

Make a swing lid box using my hollow chisel morticer just like the one pictured above made from black walnut. I put a video on instagram if you want to see how the machine works

Use the disc sander and lathe to make a candle holder with a brass insert. The top surface is concave so it catches the wax

Make a cutting/presentation board to my design or yours, a nice chance to rev up your hand plane.

No experience needed, total beginners and old hands welcome!

Courses starting in January
Available to book now
JOINERY FOR FURNITURE MONDAYS OR TUESDAYS 6.30-9.30PM STARTING 15TH OR 16TH JANUARY 2018 (1 PLACE AVAILABLE ON THE MONDAY COURSE)
Learn to cut several joints - by hand and by machine - that you can use for any project
Work with a mixture of hard and softwoods such as tulipwood, beech and cedar
Produce small projects to take home including a pot stand and chopping board
Suitable for beginners
£375
8 CLASSES
JAPANESE STYLE WOODEN TOOLBOX WEDNESDAYS 6.30-9.30PM STARTING 17TH JANUARY 2018 (ONE PLACE AVAILABLE)
Make a wooden toolbox with a sliding lid, inspired by traditional Japanese designs.
Master a selection of hand tools and machines to work the southern yellow pine.
Customise the design to suit whatever you plan to store inside - it doesn’t have to be tools!
Suitable for improvers
£375
8 CLASSES
Other types of course
Available to book now
MAKE YOUR OWN PROJECT EVENING CLASS
Join one of my regular evening classes but make your own project
Ideal for smaller projects-it needs to fit on a workbench
I can supply you timber from my stock at extra cost
Suitable for improvers who have been on one of my other courses
£375
8 CLASSES
ONE TO ONE TUITION-GREAT AS A GIFT
Join me in the workshop and Ill work with you to make whatever you like (within reason!)
Learn specific techniques or skills to enable you to complete your project. Make use of my diverse inventory of tools and machinery
See the woodworking course gifts page for more info
Suitable for beginners and improvers.
£320/175
PER DAY/HALF DAY
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Learn how to use hand tools and machines to produce beautiful pieces of furniture.
Popular with people who want to learn something new or want on build on existing skills.
All the timber you will need is included in the price, as is the use of good quality tools.
Maximum of six people in each class so you can easily ask me questions as you learn.
Held in my workshop at Freightliners city farm in Islington. It's near Highbury and Islington, Holloway Road and Caledonian Road stations.
Most courses consist of 8 evenings over 8 weeks, either on Mondays or Wednesdays.
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