Other Sites - More links off-site

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Learn how to make your own tools Bob Oakes runs courses and will demonstrate blacksmithing

Bison Bushcraft offer a range of tools and training courses in woodland work and survival.

Centre for Alternative Technology Well worth a visit, always something new going on.

North House Folk School For those who fancy combining a holiday with a course in Minnesota.

Pole Lathe Turning is just one of a variety of Rural Skills that The Dean Heritage Museum demonstrate and provide courses in. The site features art and craft courses in rural Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. David Partridge of Dorset makes traditional hurdles and garden furniture to sell. John Alexander makes stick chairs. The chairs are constructed with hand tools.

Felicity Irons runs courses in traditional rushworking. Located on a farm in rural Bedfordshire, rumours are that the food served on her courses is excellent as well!

Mace Bryant runs the Bodgers Barn in Bridport Dorset, this is a Social Enterprise providing training workshops in bowl turning and chair making.

UKIC (United Kingdom Institute for Conservation) wood section

Del Stubbs worked with Swedish spooncarver Willie Sunqvist and now makes the most exquisite woodcarving knives anywhere.

For the heretics who use powertools a site with lots of things to spend money on.

If you are looking for kiln dried timber take a look at

Ben and Jo's site has yurts for hire as well as demonstrations from their lovely canvas roll top caravan.
Campwood Crafts

Jim Steele has been making windsor chairs for over 20 years. For many years he has also given a great deal of his time to the APT&GW

David Saltmarsh has a nice informative web site about his chairmaking he has is a member of the APT&GW

John Waller can be found in Kent running courses and making hurdles baskets etc..

Andy Basham,, coppice craftsman, makes a range of greenwood items and has a programme of courses, including rustic chair making.

The Woodsmiths Store Maurice Pyle's specialist store supplying tools and books for green woodworking and traditional woodland craft. Maurice has been a full time green woodworker since the early nineties, and teaches woodcraft all year-round at his dedicated indoor greenwood workshop in the heart of Northumberland. He, along with other specialist tutors runs the Certificate in Greenwood Craft course from Jan – April each year.  He is a co-founder and Trustee of the Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Trust.