London Green Wood Turning  crafts classes in London
London Green Wood Turning  crafts classes in London

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London Green Wood Turning

6 reviews
6 reviews

London Green Wood is a non-profit cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.

We have been running events and teaching courses at our woodland workshop since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We run workshop sessions for members of our cooperative three times a week and one Saturday each month. Membership is open to all who have completed our Introduction to Green Woodworking course. We also: host monthly volunteering days to build equipment at the workshop, take practical whittling activities to public events across London, teach woodworking for team building days and work with other local community groups to bring the theraputic benefits of being creative outdoors to their users.

We also have a school London Green Wood, listed separately on Obby, where we teach bowl carving, spoon carving, kuksa carving, knife skills, family whittling activities and an introduction to green woodworking.

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Valerie
12 Sep
I've done a number of classes at London Greenwood and have enjoyed them all. This new wood turning course was no exception. It is the only manual pole lathe class available in London and taught in the outdoor workshop within Abney Park. Our teacher Dave had prepared the blanks and the tools so we were able to get straight down to using the pole lathe. We all completed very handsome bowls (for a first go!) by the end of the day and I feel i have acquired a good understanding of the process. This class is taught in small groups (4 of us on this occasion) so there was plenty of individual attention. As Dave had warned us, it's a physical day (foot-powered!) but there were plenty of stops for lunch/tea/coffee and a great feeling of satisfaction on completion.
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Thida
21 Sep
Amazing class! Dave is a great teacher, he was really helpful and patient with us. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing something crafty :)
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Heini
6 Oct
I certainly learned new ways to work with a foot powered lathe and Dave was an excellent teacher with lots of skill and patient. Green Wood Abney Park is a great set up and I will be back again. Heini
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George
13 Sep
Great course with helpful knowledgeable teacher with small class size so you were never left waiting for guidance. Lovely location and atmosphere. Pole lathe bowl turning is a fun challenge. Highly recommended

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Valerie
12 Sep
I've done a number of classes at London Greenwood and have enjoyed them all. This new wood turning course was no exception. It is the only manual pole lathe class available in London and taught in the outdoor workshop within Abney Park. Our teacher Dave had prepared the blanks and the tools so we were able to get straight down to using the pole lathe. We all completed very handsome bowls (for a first go!) by the end of the day and I feel i have acquired a good understanding of the process. This class is taught in small groups (4 of us on this occasion) so there was plenty of individual attention. As Dave had warned us, it's a physical day (foot-powered!) but there were plenty of stops for lunch/tea/coffee and a great feeling of satisfaction on completion.
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Thida
21 Sep
Amazing class! Dave is a great teacher, he was really helpful and patient with us. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing something crafty :)
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Heini
6 Oct
I certainly learned new ways to work with a foot powered lathe and Dave was an excellent teacher with lots of skill and patient. Green Wood Abney Park is a great set up and I will be back again. Heini
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George
13 Sep
Great course with helpful knowledgeable teacher with small class size so you were never left waiting for guidance. Lovely location and atmosphere. Pole lathe bowl turning is a fun challenge. Highly recommended
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Alice
6 Oct
This class was a great day (despite the rain!), we learned a lot under the excellent teacher Dave. We had a lot of fun, got a bowl out of it and were totally exhausted after (in a good way :).
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Jessica
9 Oct
This was a great day, and had the best time - definitely want to come back to make more. Thanks very much!

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£100pp · 7 hour class

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