Benchspace Classes 2019

Benchspace Classes 2019

Our new years resolution this year was to make classes available to everyone regardless of skill level.

Our 2019 classes kicked off in style last Saturday with our first Benchspace Bites of the year where 5 amazing beginners made an awesome live edge coat rack each going from freshly milled yew to a completed piece in just 4 hours.

Over the next few weeks our 2019 classes will be starting, ranging from

A weekend long course in Green Woodworking at Mark Donnelly’s Sawmill just outside Cork City. Mark is a seasoned woodworker (and supplier of the beautiful pieces of yew pictured above). Over the weekend he will bring you how to create beautiful handmade country craft furniture from freshly fallen wood.

Our Evening Classes begin in the following weeks including

Frame Joinery: which is a great introduction to woodworking suitable for the complete beginner . The talented Martin Horgan will bring you through the basics of handcut joints and the fundamentals of traditional joinery.

Box Making: Suitable for those with a little woodwork experience looking to advance their skills. Learn, from third generation cabinetmaker Anthony Aylward, the correct use of the saw, the square and the plane and use these newly found skills to create a beautiful handmade box.

Our Benchspace Bites classes are sold out until March but signup here to be notified when we schedule the next class.

For those with a little more experience who want to tackle their own project, we will be holding Make it yourself sessions on Saturday mornings twice a month going forward. Book here

Hope to see you in the workshop soon.

The Benchspace Cork team.

Christmas / New Years Classes now available.

Christmas / New Years Classes now available.

We are delighted to announce that our classes for the next 5 months are available now.

We have a wide range of classes and workshops over the next few months, highlights include ….

  • 3D Printer Assembly (starting November 17th, very few places remaining)
  • A  workshop with our current Artist in Residence Avian Evans White exploring dry jointing (November 24th)
  • Benchspace Bites: Christmas, our sell out class from last year returns, come make some amazing Christmas decorations on December 8th.

Heading in to the New Year we have a whole host of classes from short Saturday morning Bites classes (for the pure beginner & including the Coat Rack we made with YayCork) to 10 week evening courses on Frame Joinery, Box Making or Machine Skills and Safety.

Mark Donnelly also returns with his second weekend of Green Woodworking in early February.

Our ever popular Make it yourself member mornings are also available to book now for the first few months of next year.

Check out all these and more details on our new Classes page. If you’re purchasing the course or membership as a gift, we can send you out a voucher in the post to give to the recipient.

Any questions, you can contact us here

Hope to see you in the workshop soon.