Learn the WoodRat in Idyllic Surroundings

Our new purpose built teaching room, by the lazy River Sheppey.

Our new purpose built teaching room, by the lazy River Sheppey.

Intensive WoodRat Course: March 29th 2018
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Courses in Godney

Held at the Old School, Godney, in Somerset, England, usually on the last Thursday of each month. The course goes through the basics of the main joints. It’s hands-on, informal, but quite intensive. In the morning it’s router table work. Then housing joints, tenons, and twin mortise and tenons. A break for a tasty light lunch and chat comes at midday. The afternoon is for serious dovetailing, leaving everyone at the end of the day, tired but hopefully pleased with themselves for having covered a lot of ground and ending up with a perfect ring of dovetails.

We have people of all ages and abilities, though under 18s must be accompanied. Courses start at 9.00 am and go on until about 4.30pm.

Discounts on the Day

WoodRat offers a discount of 10% to course attendees. Your discount code lasts for ten days, so you can buy after the course date. Karen will send you a map and directions to find us, and note any dietary requirements.

Explore Somerset

Why not combine your visit with some sight seeing or shopping? We are situated in a superb area for birdwatching, cycling and fishing. We're a stones throw from Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral and a number of excellent wildlife reserves and cider farms! There's also Clarks Village just down the road.


Dictum in Germany offer a free course to anyone who has bought a WoodRat which is very generous and useful. 

In Cumbria UK, Richard Harrison teaches general woodwork and gives WoodRat Courses.

Tel: 01768 899895 Website: www.woodworkshop.co.uk

"Get the most from this excellent tool. Our WoodRat courses will teach you all the principles you need to know to create precisely engineered woodwork projects."

Thinking of giving courses?

We are always looking for people who know woodwork and the machine well, to teach the art and craft of the WoodRat. It can be both profitable and worthwhile if you have the space, patience and enjoy teaching .