Make a Cheese Board – Beginners Woodworking Course
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We are excited to be able to welcome people back to our Make a Cheese Board workshops. Please click here for our latest Coronavirus updates and COVID-Secure procedures ›
Thu 9th & Wed 22nd July
Thu 13th & Wed 26th August
Wed 9th & Thu 24th September
Wed 7th & Thu 22nd October
Wed 11th & Thu 26th November
Enjoy an evening in our workshop making a beautiful cheese board you can bring out at the next dinner party and say “I made that!”
Suitable for beginners and more experienced woodworkers alike, our three hour course will guide you through the process of making your own cheese board, chopping board or serving platter using the finest quality, furniture grade hardwood.
You will start the evening by choosing your wooden 'blank' which you will use to create your stunning cheese board. As standard the course includes lovely English Ash, or you can choose to upgrade to the stunning American Black Walnut. All materials are included in the price.
Our friendly instructor will show you how to transform it into a truly beautiful and food safe cheese board using top quality tools and processes in just three hours.
You will begin the evening by being shown a demonstration of how to use some wonderful hand tools you'll have access to in your own special tool kit for the evening.
This will include a variety of saws, a spoke shave, block plane and various other sanding and finishing tools.
You can choose to drill a hole for a handle, cut a special shape in the side or decide to simply make as you go and work the wood until you have the shape you are after.
We will give you full instruction for the whole evening and you'll learn how to use a variety of hand tools which will be useful for the rest of your life.
And that’s not all. You will also learn how to expertly sand and apply a natural, food-safe finish to the cheese board to ensure it will be quality enough to adorn the table at even the most sophisticated cheese night!
You will finish the evening very relaxed and super proud of yourself with a potential new hobby that you’re sure to love as much as we do. Now that’s better than a night in front of the box, surely?
CHOICE OF WOOD:
As standard, we supply solid English Ash with every course. This is a lovely wood to work with, is quite light in colour with beautiful grain patterns and looks great when finished.
If you really want to push the boat out, you can opt for American Black Walnut which really is the cream of the crop and makes truly beautiful tableware.
TOOLS YOU WILL USE:
• Tenon Saw
• Coping Saw
• Hand Planes
• Spoke Shave
• 80, 120, 180 Grit Sanding Blocks
• Random Orbital Sander
• Osmo Poly-X Hard Wax Oil or Tung Oil
• Zero Grit 3M Finishing Pads or Cloths
SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:
• Eye Protection
• Ear Protection
• Dust Mask
• Disposable Gloves
• Woodworking Apron
• Full training and instruction
We are extremely proud of the Ash & Co workshop and offer a safe and friendly environment that welcomes all ages and genders to share in our passion for making. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided on the course and complimentary tea, coffee and water are available all evening.
This courses runs from 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm. Our workshop is in Crondall, just off the A287 on the Hampshire/Surrey border. All materials and tools will be provided as well as plentiful tea and coffee.
HOW TO BOOK:
Ready to secure your place on one of our Make a Cheese Board courses? Simply fill out the form at the top of this page and purchase through the usual checkout process.
We will need the date you wish to attend, the name of the attendee and a contact phone number or email address as well as the wood and shape of choice so we can have this ready for arrival on the evening.
You will receive an email confirming all the details, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have before you arrive.
Orders are sent by courier and we currently expect parcels to take around 3-4 days from dispatch.
Delivery costs a flat rate of £2.99 and is FREE for orders over £50.
Alternatively you can arrange a contactless collection from the workshop for free. Please contact us if you would like to arrange this.
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