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Upcoming Events

In-Store Demonstrations 2017

Over the coming months we will be hosting a number of demonstrations to help and inspire you. As always the demonstrators are open to questions and will offer advice on your woodworking projects. We will have Tea, Coffee and offer relaxed surroundings where you will meet like-minded people who wish to share information. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events.

Come and Meet Michael Wem

  • Event: Carving Evening with Michael Wem
  • Date : 22nd February 2017 at 7.30pm
  • Details: Come along and meet Michael Wem from The Rocking Horse Shop this coming Wednesday evening in The Carpentry Store. Michael he will be discussing Sharpening, Tools and Material Selection at 7.30pm. He will also answer all your carving question and give advice on your projects.
  • Cost: € 10.00
  • Event: Three Day Carving Course - Carve A Laminated Half Size Rocking Horse
  • Date : 22nd - 24th February 2017
  • Details: Make this appealing Half-Size traditional style Rocking Horse carved in plywood with instruction from Michael Wem of The Rocking Horse Shop. Finished size 36inches long x 21inches high x 8inches wide. The course includes three days individual tuition with Michael Wem, use of workshop equipment and carving tools, mini Rocky timber pack on bow rockers including the bows which you will assemble later. Cost also includes a light lunch. Please note the accessories and tack to finish the horse are not included but will be available to purchase after the course.
  • Cost: €350.00 - Sold Out - Waiting List Only
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088 - Sold Out - Waiting List Only

Woodturning for Beginners

  • Event: An Introduction to Woodturning for Beginners with Les Thorne
  • Date & Time: Saturday 4th March 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Details: This course will cover everything from choice of lathes, tools and wood. The student can expect to make simple spindle projects as well as a basic bowl and or platter. It is ideal for anyone looking to make a pile of shavings and get that buzz from trying out woodturning.
  • Cost: € 150.00
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088

Turned Box Making

  • Event: Turned Box Making Two Day Course for Improvers
  • Dates & Time: Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th March 10am - 5pm
  • Details: This course with Les Thorne will provide you with the knowledge you need for making lidded boxes including hollowing and jam chucking. You will be taught better hollowing techniques and the art of making finials. The course also covers texturing and colouring.
  • Cost: € 250.00
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088

Bowl Making

  • Event: Bowl Making Two-Day Course for Improvers
  • Dates & Time: Thursday 9th & Friday 10th March 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Details: This course with Les Thorne will cover making natural edge and thin turned bowls. You will also learn how to texture, carve, colour and scorch for effect. These new skills will enhance your work.
  • Cost: € 250.00
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088

Production Techiques

  • Event: Production Techniques with Les Thorne
  • Date & Time: Saturday 11th March 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Details: Want to make a living from turning? Want to get quicker by being more effective? This course will give you tips on your tooling and techniques. Les will past on his knowledge to help you achieve your goals and he will give practical examples for you to follow.
  • Cost: € 150.00
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088

1st March - Stick Making

  • Event: Basic Stick Making with the Celtic Stickmakers Club
  • Date & Time: Wednesday 1st March - 7pm to 9pm
  • Details: The Celtic Stickmakers Club will be holding a Basic Stick Making workshop on Wednesday 1st March in The Carpentry Store from 7pm. If you have an interest in hand crafts this is a great opportunity to learn about this fascinating country craft. A number of demonstrations will take place during the evening covering all aspects of stick making including stick bending, pyrography, scrimshaw, carving handles for sticks and much more.
  • Entry Fee: € 5.00

1st April 2017 - Meet April Wilkerson

  • Event: April Wilkerson Live Demonstration
  • Date & Time: Saturday 1st April 2017 between 10am - 3pm
  • Details: Come along and meet April Wilkerson, the YouTube sensation from Texas and watch her demonstration with Triton Tools. More information to follow...
  • Cost: Free Entry

Trend Two Day Routing Course

  • Event: Two Day Routing Course with Sam Abernathy from TREND
  • Dates & Time: Thursday 13th & Friday 14th April 10.00am – 4.30pm
  • Details: This course will consist of safety in the workplace and on the router. You will explore hand held routing and the use of the router fence, bearing guided cutters, and guide bushings. You will also look some of the Trend jigs and router table. The course is practical and hands on and will allow the students to get the most out of their routers and router tables. The course will give the student experience in the many different ways a router can be used and will allow them to take their routing to new heights. All safety equipment, routers, timber and food are supplied.
  • Cost: € 275.00
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088

One Day Routing Course on TREND Jigs

  • Event: One Day Routing Course on TREND Jigs with Sam Abernathy
  • Date & Time: Saturday 15th April 9.30am – 4.00pm
  • Details: You will explore hand held routing and the use of the Lock Jig, Hinge Jig, Worktop Jig and Dovetail Jig. Also covered will be safety in the workplace and on the router. This practical hand’s on course will give tips to allow the students to get the most out of their routers and Jigs. This is an ideal opportunity for those who have a basic knowledge of routing to add to their skill set and add to their professional development on-site or in the workshop. All safety equipment, routers, timber and a light lunch are supplied.
  • Cost: € 150.00
  • Booking: Payment must be paid in advance by calling 045 883088

Out and About

2nd September 2017 - Pop up Shop at the Dublin Woodturners' Guild monthly meeting.

7th October 2017 - Pop up Shop at the Dublin Woodturners' Guild monthly meeting.

14th & 15th October 2017 - Irish Woodturners' Guild National Seminar at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth.

October - Techo Teachers Conference

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