Tom Trimmins
Booking a woodworking course as a gift
A guide

You can book my furniture making courses as gifts for Birthdays and special occasions. Previous experience is not needed and 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.

If you would like to give an evening class as a gift it's a good idea to book a specific date in advance as they fill up quickly. If you are giving a course as a surprise, a popular option is to buy a day or half day woodworking class voucher. The voucher can then be redeemed for one of those courses, or they can put the voucher towards the cost of an evening class and top-up the difference. I send the vouchers out by first class post as soon as payment is received and they are valid for one year. 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
day and 1/2 day classes for one or two people
A Woodworking Experience

You can book a full or half-day in the workshop making things in a bespoke class with me, this can be for one or two people. We can make 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 someone would 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? Please note that these classes take place on weekdays.

Bespoke class
Enjoy some quality workshop time.
Learn about a specific tool or technique
Design and make something unique
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 two people
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 you can come along too and help make one bench or pay a little extra to make one too!
Tools used: Scrub plane, woodcarving knife, tenon saw, Japanese saw, chisel, thickness planer, pillar drill, table saw, orbital sander, router
Full Day inc materials for one or two benches