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Make a Bread Board, for beginners!

4.9(38 reviews)
The Beginners Woodworking Workshop is a one day course where you will learn to make a bread board in just a few hours!
Woolwich
In-person
£90 pp
7hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:26th August 2022
What happens in this class?

Join us for a one-day beginners woodworking course to make a personalised bread board.

In this beginners woodwork course, students will learn how to make beautiful wooden bread board. the course will cover how to join together the wood and the various machines and tools needed to get a high quality finish to your piece.

You'll learn how to safely and confidently use various machinery and hand tools in the workshop, including the mitre saw, band saw, drill press and sanders - with the possibility of the table saw, jointer and planer. Therefore the course is great for beginners…

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Things to remember

An apron, tools and materials will be provided, but we do recommend you wear old clothes.

Please note that the course will take approximately 3.5 hours.

Latest Reviews
4.9(38 reviews)
Tom - May 30, 2022
I really enjoyed the session. Richard was knowledgeable, patient, and very helpful throughout explaining each step in the process to make sure you really understood what you were doing.
Seb Place - May 27, 2022
Perfect course for a beginner to learn about wood and gain confidence using many different tools. Richard is a very informative and friendly instructor. I had a lot of fun and would highly recommend this course to anyone.
Helen Tarry - May 27, 2022
Richard was a excellent teacher informative and knowledgeable. The venue was well equipped. We were able to use the machinery and tools to make a bread board. Would be good to be able to make the whole project from scratch over 2 days rather than the initial laminating done for us. Would thoroughly recommend the venue and the tutor. Looking forward to doing another course.
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16

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Your Teacher

Richard has been teaching this intro class since 2018 after realising that all the challenges of working with epoxy resin were bound to be frustrating aspiring makers around the world as much as they were for him. After realising that working with epoxy resin was actually quite easy once you knew a few simple tricks and the basic principles, he started inviting you to join him in the workshop to master the tricks of the trade for yourself. Have a look at our reviews on Obby or head over to our instagram to see some of our most recent classes…

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Class Location
The River Shop
Woolwich
TB-05 Thames Side Studios
Unit 8, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Make a Bread Board, for beginners!

Reviews

Tom - May 30, 2022
I really enjoyed the session. Richard was knowledgeable, patient, and very helpful throughout explaining each step in the process to make sure you really understood what you were doing.
Seb Place - May 27, 2022
Perfect course for a beginner to learn about wood and gain confidence using many different tools. Richard is a very informative and friendly instructor. I had a lot of fun and would highly recommend this course to anyone.
Helen Tarry - May 27, 2022
Richard was a excellent teacher informative and knowledgeable. The venue was well equipped. We were able to use the machinery and tools to make a bread board. Would be good to be able to make the whole project from scratch over 2 days rather than the initial laminating done for us. Would thoroughly recommend the venue and the tutor. Looking forward to doing another course.
Helen Tarry - May 27, 2022
Richard was a excellent teacher informative and knowledgeable. The venue was well equipped. We were able to use the machinery and tools to make a bread board. Would be good to be able to make the whole project from scratch over 2 days rather than the initial laminating done for us. Would thoroughly recommend the venue and the tutor. Looking forward to doing another course.
Helen Tarry - May 27, 2022
Richard was a excellent teacher informative and knowledgeable. The venue was well equipped. We were able to use the machinery and tools to make a bread board. Would be good to be able to make the whole project from scratch over 2 days rather than the initial laminating done for us. Would thoroughly recommend the venue and the tutor. Looking forward to doing another course.
Callum - May 17, 2022
The course was great - I learnt a lot and the teaching was really helpful. I would recommend anyone looking to learn about woodworking.
Greg Soder - May 5, 2022
The whole experience was fantastic. The venue was perfect and Richard the perfect guide, giving you assistance where needed but leaving you to learn as much as possible for yourself too. I found it so rewarding to feel like I'd made something from almost nothing and would recommend this course to any beginner. For me this was exactly the right experience to have, so full credit to everyone involved in it. I shall be back for another course in the future!
Sarah Brown - May 2, 2022
A fantastic day working with wood. It is a real thrill to see the fruits of your efforts at the end of the day. Richard is an efficient, fun and insightful tutor. I'd recommend this class to anyone interested in wanting to gain some confidence and experience in working with wood.
Ben - Apr 29, 2022
Had a really fun day on the breadboard class. And ended up with - a very nice breadboard, chuffed! Great tuition, facilities, and fellow group of woodworkers. Highly recommend.
Carina Ferreira - Apr 29, 2022
Richard is a great teacher! The day goes by so quickly. It’s fun, exciting and even challenging at times. I enjoyed the entire process (including the heavy machines) and can’t wait to try the other courses.
Nora J. - Mar 28, 2022
I made a bread board, mission accomplished! It was a good atmosphere and Richard showed us all the cool saws/tools and let us use them - love the hands on vibe. It is also a very creative location. In terms of time: I was a bit confused at first whether it was 3,5 hours or 7,5 hours but Richard explained that it depends on the season and how long the glue needs to dry and also how many students there are. I would have loved to have more time at the beginning using the clamps, gluing the timbers together as I lack spatial awareness and it takes me a bit longer to understand such things. But all in all: highly recommend the workshop! And you can look forward to the giant sander...
Anna-Chiara Bellini - Mar 27, 2022
I spent a very enjoyable day at the Rivershop. Richard is a fantastic teacher, it's absolutely evident that he has a passion for teaching carpentry, and the machines in the workshop are astonishing! I loved making my breadboard, and I'll be back for more classes. Very pleasant atmosphere too.
Fred Merrett - Mar 25, 2022
Had a great time on the course. Found all the process rewarding and was pleased with the out come.
Fred Merrett - Mar 25, 2022
Had a great time on the course. Found all the process rewarding and was pleased with the out come.
Mike Cole - Mar 4, 2022
Having attended a beginner’s class in epoxy resin with The River Shop a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, I wanted to widen my knowledge of crafting skills with a beginners woodworking course. Starting from a basic knowledge that was just about sufficient to know which end to hold of a saw, I came with an open mind and a desire to pick up as much as I could learn. Richard was a superb instructor, making everyone feel at ease whatever one’s skill and knowledge level. Over the course of the day which flew past, I learnt to appreciate and understand wood and laminates and use a variety of power tools that previously I’d have struggled to plug in, let alone know what they did. And to cap it all, I was chuffed with the finished item. Only problem is I like it so much, i don’t know whether I’ll use it or frame it! Looking forward to booking another course with Richard and The River Shop.
Rufus - Mar 1, 2022
This was a fantastic experience. Richard, who runs the workshop, does a wonderful job of making sure you are always busy throughout the day. You are either learning techniques from his excellent, clear explanations or carrying out these newfound skills in practice. I was thrilled with how my board looked at the end of the day and had a great time making it. I cannot recommend this workshop and teacher highly enough!
Tegan Everett - Feb 27, 2022
Amazing experience, got it as a birthday gift. Pacing throughout the day was brilliant, really got to know about the process and techniques used in an engaging way. Made a fantastic chopping board that will last me a lifetime!
Tabitha Vidal - Feb 26, 2022
The workshop was excellent. A great combo of theory and practical demonstration, which all rolls into a day of making something beautiful and personal. I will definitely be back!
Debi - Feb 17, 2022
A truly fantastic class, I went solo and had a great time in the class and came away with a gorgeous board that I still can’t believe I made!
Bina - Feb 15, 2022
It was very informative, friendly and loads of fun. We were taught how to use so many different things and the rooms were full of tools and machines. It was inspirational and amazing time.
Karen - Jan 30, 2022
Extremely fun class! Richard was great in teaching and encouraging a lively conversation throughout. I feel like I've learnt a bunch of woodworking basics, and will definitely be back for Richard's other classes!
Karen - Jan 30, 2022
Extremely fun class! Richard was great at teaching and encouraging a lively conversation throughout. I feel like I've learnt a bunch of woodworking basics, and will definitely be back for Richard's other classes!
Yahia elgamal - Jan 28, 2022
It was great! I absolutely loved every minute of it! Richard is a great instructor, he doesn’t over-instruct and gives the space to really get a sense of the workshop. His communication is super clear. I never did any woodwork before, so learning the basics and getting a beautiful bread board while learning it is absolutely great. I have to say, the 4 hours we spent flew by like 4 minutes! A great opportunity to get a sense of woodworking! Thanks Richard & Georgina!
Yahia elgamal - Jan 28, 2022
It was great! I absolutely loved every minute of it! Richard is a great instructor, he doesn’t over-instruct and gives the space to really get a sense of the workshop. His communication is super clear. I never did any woodwork before, so learning the basics and getting a beautiful bread board while learning it is absolutely great. I have to say, the 4 hours we spent flew by like 4 minutes! A great opportunity to get a sense of woodworking! Thanks Richard & Georgina!
Yahia elgamal - Jan 28, 2022
It was great! I absolutely loved every minute of it! Richard is a great instructor, he doesn’t over-instruct and gives the space to really get a sense of the workshop. His communication is super clear. I never did any woodwork before, so learning the basics and getting a beautiful bread board while learning it is absolutely great. I have to say, the 4 hours we spent flew by like 4 minutes! A great opportunity to get a sense of woodworking! Thanks Richard & Georgina!
Yahia elgamal - Jan 28, 2022
It was great! I absolutely loved every minute of it! Richard is a great instructor, he doesn’t over-instruct and gives the space to really get a sense of the workshop. His communication is super clear. I never did any woodwork before, so learning the basics and getting a beautiful bread board while learning it is absolutely great. I have to say, the 4 hours we spent flew by like 4 minutes! A great opportunity to get a sense of woodworking! Thanks Richard & Georgina!
Anonymous - Dec 21, 2021
Excellent day. Richard was attentive and we came home with some work to be proud of.
Toby Dawson - Dec 18, 2021
The atmosphere was great, a lot more than just a board making course but a social and educational experience.
Angus Smith - Dec 18, 2021
Really great class. Richard taught in a very personable way. Seemed to really care about the students experience and the class was relaxed while structured and informative. Would highly recommend..
TH - Dec 4, 2021
Great class. Made a very nice end-grain chopping board, really exceeded my expectations in terms of product and range of techniques used. Richard is a very approachable teacher and clearly cares a lot about student outcomes. Plan to go back to do further projects under Richard's supervision.
Lewis - Nov 27, 2021
Happy to attend, would like to attend another one of the woodworking courses here!
Michael Fletchet - May 17, 2021
Fantastic service. Really friendly and approachable in every aspect!!! Deffo using again! Michael
Duncan Thomson - Feb 1, 2020
This was an excellent introduction to resin. Richard was a very natural and welcoming teacher. It was great to spend the afternoon with such friendly and interesting people, who all had so many ideas and questions to share.
Jane - Jan 31, 2020
Awesome course i did enjoy alot.
Zoe Shutler - Jan 13, 2020
Richard certainly knew what he was talking about. He gave us lots of tips and details of where we could purchase our own supplies. We were the second group to use their new workshop & in its present set up it would have been a tight squeeze if there had been more than 7 of us. Definitely recommend this course as a great taster as to what you can achieve with resin. Would like to receive details of more advanced/larger projects workshops
Caroline - Feb 7, 2019
This class was just what we were looking for. It was pitched perfectly for people with little woodworking experience but Richard was great at putting everyone at ease and giving people the right instruction and direction. What was really great was that he let you use the machines right from the off, trusting you to learn by doing which made everything even more rewarding. He was also very invested in how happy you were with your finished product, making sure you went home with something you were proud of. My only suggestion would be for slightly more options in terms of materials from which to choose at the start of the class.
Rebecca - Feb 2, 2019
A great class with a great teacher. I haven't stepped foot in a workshop since school so was somewhat nervous to begin with but Richard's knowledge and passion for woodworking really makes you feel at ease (especially when handling equipment). The class size is small (around six) which allows for one-on-one time with each student and definitely makes for a better learning experience. Overall, it was a great hands on experience learning about the structure, strength and durability of wood with a beautiful chopping board at the end (and the satisfaction of knowing you made it with your own hands!) Will definitely be enrolling in another course!
Nicola - Feb 1, 2019
Really enjoyed learning about the different grains of wood and using the tools in the workshop. Richard was very informative and certainly knows his stuff! I got to make my own serving board which was a present for my mum at Christmas, it now takes pride of place in her kitchen. Looking forward to trying the resin course.