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Whether you are looking for an interesting day out to learn something new, to improve your current skills or to find the perfect present for a loved one, Cheshire Craft Courses has the solution for you.

We offer courses primarily focused on fine woodworking in our rural workshop in Ashley on the Cheshire - Manchester border. You will be working in a class with a maximum of 3 students and a tutor with over 20 years experience of teaching and furniture making.

Bespoke sessions can also be arranged to suit your needs.

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“Is it hard? Not if you have the right attitudes. Its having the right attitudes that’s hard.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Don’t let your lack of confidence or experience working with your hands be an obstacle. David believes that with patience, focus and an open mind, virtually anybody can learn new skills.

The courses are crammed with information and hands on practice so that you not only learn something new but leave feeling confident in how to achieve high quality results.  

Most of the courses are project based so you will come away with a beautiful finished piece at the end of your course.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact David directly by email or phone 0161 928 5647 (workshop)  or 07969 115946.

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Cheshire Craft Courses News

Whether you’re a current student of Cheshire Craft Courses or visiting us for the first time, this section can provide helpful information for you. Take a look below and check back often for the latest updates.


Coronavirus update - I am now taking bookings

My doors are finally open to the public again, and I am now taking bookings for my courses. I look forward to hearing from you.

Instructional videos and more

David's YouTube channel shares a few making tips, videos of projects being made as well as other bits and pieces.

Design Blog

The reluctant extrovert. The latest blog from your tutor, deals with the need to do more than simply let one's work do all the talking. 

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"‘The best birthday ever’ - my mum's comment at the end of our floating shelf workshop day. We had such a lovely time and learnt so much. David was so helpful and attentive, everything was explained and demo’d and he made time for all our questions. We would totally recommend this course to anyone looking for expert guidance in a relaxed setting."

Allie and Mary

It was lovely to get out of the city and so interesting to learn how to make something from scratch. The pendant looks simple, but there were many different stages, the use of different tools and machinery, to arrive at the finished product. David is informative, patient, his teaching was interwoven with interesting facts, chats, guidance and support. You will not be disappointed.


"I found the course excellent. David is a very good and knowledgeable teacher. The one day course gave me more than just a floating shelf. It gave me an introduction to new woodworking skills and the confidence to develop them further."


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0161 928 5647 (workshop) or 07969 115946

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