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Purchasing a Gift Voucher

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Cost $300

(I will forward bank details if you wish to proceed)

Gift Vouchers

Exotic Tasmanian and European timbers

The Location:

The Dream Timber Cutting Board class is held in a 19th century hop kiln in the country capital and heart of the Derwent Valley at New Norfolk.

In the mid 1800’s the hop kiln bustled with the activity. Tons of aromatic, green hops were dried and baled on site before being sent off to Cascade Brewery.

Today the agricultural building serves as a boutique woodworking school and accommodation.

Your Theme

Crafting beautiful timber cutting board in a unique historic setting

Surrounded by hop growing history and finishing with a craft beer.

You’re Tutor

Teaching the craft of making timber and metal projects has been my working life.

I was classically taught to plan, teach, assess and report on student progress in Australia and England. I have been awarded State and National awards for my contribution to Technology Education.

Kaye and I have accrued almost 80 years of full time teaching largely spent here, in the district, in the beautiful Derwent Valley.

Relationships, friendships, family and community are the cornerstone and foundation of our boutique woodworking school and provide the basis of the knowledge, skills and experiences that we extend to visitors.

We are now steadily building a nationwide network of participants who travel interstate to participate in our classes.

Our Commitment to you

The woodworking class is held in an historic hop kiln, set is spectacular parklands on the Derwent River in Tynwald Park, New Norfolk

Unique workshop space situated in 19th century hop kiln. New benches and hand tools. The latest woodworking power tools and machinery. Well stocked pantry of timbers and consumables. Excellent tuition. Expert teaching practices. Personalised tuition. Proven  techniques.Successful, motivational, speedy project progress


9.30 Coffee and Welcome

10.00 Create a pattern or use one of ours

11.00 Machining exotic timbers

12.00 Gluing and clamping

1.00 Lunch

1.30 Bandsawing and routering cutting board

2.30 Sanding and detailing

3.00 Oiling and applying hardware

3.30 Sample well earned craft beer


Clients will be provided with hot and cold drinks when requested and a seasonal light lunch. Hot and Cold drinks are provided on arrival,

The lunch menu is a buffet style meal for clients to browse over a variety of seasonal produce with our signature dish being hearty soups throughout the cooler months and light crispy salad vegetables, meats and artisan breads in the summer

What will I provide?

Tuition, materials, consumables, food/ drinks, wit and repartee and a craft beer!

Contact Chris and purchase a day at the woodworking school for that special person

Turning the spars