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Come and join us in the workshop and build your very own wooden toy crossbow which you will get hours of fun from! 

We think this course is best for 8 to 16 year olds working together with a parent/guardian at all times.

You will make your crossbow from a set of components including the main body, headstock, trigger mechanism and bungee cord. Jonty will instruct you every step of the way as you learn how to expertly build and finish your very own awesome crossbow. 

We will attach sponge ends to the crossbow bolts to make them soft on impact and don’t worry mums and dads, they’re not powerful enough to cause any damage, just powerful enough to have fun with! 

You’ll also make a holder for the bolts and some small targets you can aim at as well. 

Once your crossbow is made and sanded to perfection, you can choose to leave the crossbow as natural wood or you can apply a wax finish to really give it some character and protection. 

Then, we’ll set up some targets in the workshop and let loose with all the crossbows at the same time - safely of course! 

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to sand things properly, how to mark—up wood and how to attach pieces together using wood glue. You’ll get to use a hand drill, hammers and files among other tools to really get into the workshop vibe! 

Come and make something awesome! 

Workshop dates, Summer term:
Thu 30th June, 6 - 8pm
Wed 13th July, 6 - 8pm 
Sat 16th July, 2 - 4pm


TOOLS YOU WILL USE:
• Variety of sandpaper grits 
• Hand drill 
• Hammer
• Files
• Rasps
• Flush cut saw
• Wood glue
• Wire wool 
• PVA Glue
• Furniture Wax 
• Marking tools 



SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:
• Eye Protection
• Disposable Gloves 
• Woodworking Apron 
• Full training and instruction


THE VENUE:
The workshop is in Crondall, just off the A287 on the Hampshire/Surrey border. 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.
 


HOW TO BOOK:
Simply choose your date at the top of this page and purchase through the usual checkout process. 

You will receive an email confirming all the details, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have before you arrive. 

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