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January 2018 fun! ...

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January has been a busy month: Felling at our favourite site Hetchell Wood, dressing out products, completed 2 hedge laying contracts, a cracking volunteer day and fantastic bushcraft workshop with guys from The Feel Good Factor in Chapeltown. Not to mention trying to keep people warm with firewood! ...

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introduction to woodwork and introduction to metalwork sessions where you can be inducted on a variety of equipment if you have no prior experience.
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Open Workshop

January 24, 2018, 7:00pm - January 24, 2018, 4:00pm

Please join us every Wednesday as we open our workshop for your personal projects, big and small, we welcome it all... We have well stocked workshops for woodworking, metalworking, textiles and costume making, as well as plenty of bench space and handheld powertools and manual hand tools for you to tinker, play, experiment and develop your projects or designs in good company and under the helpful eye of our experienced technicians. The setting will be open, supportive, sharing focused and inclusive so please come even if you want to just be around the making vibe and get literate again with your inner designer and maker, to help you imagine more clearly whatever project you are dreaming of. We have a beautiful cafe space and comfortable seating for drinking brews and getting inspired, whiteboards, blackboards, drafting tables, big planning tables and large cutting tables and a bright airy space. We would love to welcome you here to work on your project. The focus of this open workshop time is to give like-minded people with some prior experience of making, the opportunity to use good equipment to make their designs in like-minded company. As such we ask that anyone attending has at least some prior experience of the skill or craft or type of processing they will be undertaking during open workshop time. For everybody who has slim to none experience or confidence, we will be running two introductory level courses in early February 2018. Saturday 10th is an Introduction to Woodwork and 11th is an Introduction to Metalwork. These 6 hour courses will give you a good grounding in our workshop practices, how to use the core set of tools safely and think in terms of the possibilities of those materials so that you can design creatively and beautifully items that function and are safe. These sessions will run every Wednesday from 24h January 2018. We ask everybody to contribute £4 per hour or for every part of an hour that they are here, as this helps cover the cost of keeping the building open and also contributes towards the cost of the tools which we have here at OSA. To stay updated join our Open Workshop Facebook group. We hope to see you there!

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Our last firewood delivery day before xmas will be Wednesday 20th December. We'll be closed until 3rd January so get your logs in quick!

A big thanks from all of us at LCW x
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