Working with Wood

Join local wood worker Malcolm Poskitt for a workshop in the art of hand carving letters in woodwork.


Start Date: 1st October 2016, 10:30
End Date: 1st October 2016, 16:00

Event Info

Participant’s will learn the traditional art of hand carving techniques in woodwork. Participants will learn  how to use a small hand power tool (router) that will cut grooves in wood.  This can be used to follow hand drawn or printed templates stuck to wood. Participants will learn how to cut letters, words and simple line pictures in wood. By the end of the workshop participants will know how to safely and effectively use a hand held router.  Each of the participants will have the opportunity to make a truly unique handmade signage incorporating simple designs and letters.

Hand carving of letters  takes several months to learn, however, with a small handheld router most people who have never used power tools can within a short time make a reasonable quality sign.  Practice would of course improve the quality.

Participants will also get the chance to make a named sign as a practice piece, this could be a way marker, house name or personal sign.


Please note due to the nature of the workshop places are extremely limited, please book to avoid disappointment using the details provided below.

Refreshments & lunch will be provided but please bring suitable clothing and footwear, that you don’t mind getting dirty.

All tools will be provided for the purpose of the training.

The event will take place at Cudworth Community Workshop on George Street, Cudworth

The workshop address is George Street Cudworth which is off Pontefract Road.  George Street is opposite School Street and we are 50 meters down from the top of the road on the right hand side, opposite the first house.  Our workshop is through some big grey gates in the grounds of an after school club.  The post code for Sat Nav is S72 8TY.



Contact Details


Cudworth Community Workshop Cudworth Community Workshops George Street Cudworth, Barnsley South Yorkshire S72 8TY

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