Tom Trimmins
Booking a woodworking course as a gift
A guide

Its possible to book my furniture making courses as gifts for Birthdays and special occasions. Previous experience is not needed as they are ideal for beginners and more experienced woodworkers. All courses are held at my professional workshop which is centrally located at Freightliners city farm in Islington.

My gift vouchers are valid for one year though often people book a specific class in advance (classes book up quickly). I send the vouchers out by first class post as soon as payment is received and sometimes you can drop by and pick them up from the workshop if time is running short.  Please note that my courses are for those aged 18 and over only.

8 week evening courses
See my courses page for details of whats coming up
Joinery/oval box/Japanese toolbox/milking stool
You can book a place on my evening courses for someone as a gift
You can either pay the full fee or I can issue a voucher for part of the cost, starting from £100
Quite often people book someone onto a specific course because my class sizes are small at only 6 people and they fill up quickly.
Gift vouchers are sent out by first class post
8 weeks
One to one classes
A Woodworking Experience

You can book a full or half-day in the workshop making things in a one to one class with me - this can be one of my standard projects such as a half day making a toolbox or a full day making a bench. Or, if there is something specific they'd like to learn I’ll base their experience on that. Perhaps they want to sharpen some tools or learn a specific jointing technique for a project they have in mind?

one to one classes
a woodworking experience
Bespoke class
Great if they have a certain thing they'd like to learn
Learn about a specific tool or technique
Make or mend something
Suitable for beginners or improvers
Full day or half day
Make an ash toolbox
My favorite project to do in half a day is a really nice hardwood toolbox
Held together with wooden dowel joints, and has a handle that is turned on the lathe
Great for starting off a tool collection
Tools used: Japanese saw, chisel, drill, pillar drill, thickness planer, lathe, router, plane
Half day
Make a bench in a day-great for couples
Starting with a rough board of ash that is firstly planed flat on one side by hand
With the help of several contraptions (aka jigs) that I have made, the mortice and tenon joints and other details are formed.
If you book my one to one bench making class for your partner you can come along too and join in!
Tools used: Scrub plane, woodcarving knife, tenon saw, Japanese saw, chisel, thickness planer, pillar drill, table saw, orbital sander, router
Full Day inc materials