Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell


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Course overview | Make your own professional wooden recorder with expert recorder maker, Tim Cranmore.

During this 5 day course you will be involved in making the tools required for the bore, turning the profile from drawings, drilling the tone holes, making the head-joint and cutting the windway, block fitting, and tuning and voicing the recorder.

With only two students on the course, you are assured dedicated attention as required.


Course director | Tim Cranmore: Internationally respected recorder maker.

Materials | Cedar & Maple (Boxwood on request and at extra cost).

Instrument type | Students will have the choice of making a number of baroque models, eg. Alto recorder after T. Stanesby jnr., A440 or A415, voice flute, A440 or A415, or tenor in C, A440.

Abilities | Suitable for adults and students over 16 years old: musicians, artisans and craftspeople.

Please note; if you have had prior woodturning experience you are more likely to complete your instrument satisfactorily within the week long course. If you do not finish we can arrange a continuation course for you.

Course length | 5 days

Cost | £1000 or E1300 (includes finished instrument).

Location | The Champion Workshop, 6 Lintech Court, Linton, CB21 4XN. Details of transport and location can be found in the Visitors Centre section.

Personal accident insurance | Personal accident insurance is obligatory for non-EU participants.

Booking and Further information | See below to book. For further information email Tim Cranmore @

We will supply you with all the tools and a ready drilled blank for the recorder you will make.

Please bring your own workshop overalls, with dust and eye protection.

Please note, this course is run privately by Tim Cranmore.

Upcoming Course Dates

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore 22/10/18 5 day 1000.00
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*Deposits are non-refundable unless CWM has to cancel the course, in which case all amounts paid will be refundable or transferable to another course.

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Course Calendar

October 2018
Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore
Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore
Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore
Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore
Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore