Christmas Crafting - Make a Christmas Hamper

Christmas Crafting - Make a Christmas Hamper

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Leeds Wood Recycling

24 Croydon Street

Unit 6 Croydon Street


LS11 9RT

United Kingdom

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Learn to make a Christmas hamper, a perfect homemade present for you to take home and fill with goodies as a gift!

About this event

What will I learn?

The course is a mixture of theory and practical learning. You will learn how to use hand tools to create a pallet wood hamper which could be a great Christmas gift (or you could just keep it for yourself!)

Participants will gain an understanding of all the basic terms & techniques required. You will create a small project to put into practice the skills you will learn.

Cutting - How to use a handsaw

Measuring and marking

Identifying Woods

Screws - how to choose the right screw for the job

Drilling - How to use a drill and the appropriate drill bits

Finishing and sanding

What skill level should I be?

The course is designed to teach absolute beginners and those with some experience. We teach the fundamental skills, techniques & principals of woodworking


5 hours with a 30 minute lunch break. 10am - 3pm. Tea and coffee breaks are optional.

Who is the tutor?

We have a pool of experience makers from a range of backgrounds, such as furniture makers, luthiers, picture framers, eco builders and joiners.

What do I need to bring?

All tools are supplied. Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work and sensible shoes. We provide the hot drinks and biscuits for the break. Please bring warm clothing – we recommend you bring layers – it can be cold in our workshop even in summer.. It's also a good idea to bring a notepad and pencil so you can make notes!

What about COVID?

LWR takes COVID procedures very seriously and every care has been taken to keep risk at a minimal level, whilst allowing people to keep connected and learn in a safe environment. With that in mind we are keeping class sizes to a maximum of 8. We still ask everyone to wear a mask unless you are exempt from doing so. We constantly review the government guidance and will keep participants in the conversation if situations change.

Where can I park my car or bike?

There is free car parking opposite LWR (it’s free to use for LWR participants.) You're welcome to bring your bike in the warehouse to keep it safe.

What else is included

Another main aim of this course is to empower people to be able to complete their own jobs or projects at home and give them confidence in their own woodworking ability. We want to make people comfortable using timber yards, tool suppliers and places such as Leeds Wood Recycling

A small note

Leeds Wood Recycling is a social enterprise and not-for-profit organisation, so it’s good to know that by enrolling on a course with us you are supporting your local community. We offer upto 2 free places per course as a thank you to our long-term volunteers and members of staff. This experience gives people who are maginalised from the job training market free experience and training which can help them develop and make positive changes in their lives. We promise to continue diverting wood waste from landfill and continue to support marginalised individuals creating a supportive community.

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Please note it’s a stipulation of our insurance that participants must be 18 and over

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