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Ideal Gift for any Occasion is a 1 day Course in Woodturning. Here is the latest post times for 2019 or you can call in person.

Ireland Letters & parcels  20 December 2019

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Europe Letters. 19 December 2019

Europe Parcels. 13 December 2019

USA      Letters  10 December 2019

USA.     Parcels   6 December 2019

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Gift idea for all occasions

Irish Oak Whiskey Tumbler



Toasted Irish Oak Whiskey Tumbler

Available for purchase on our Store page

A truly original gift idea for whiskey lovers.

Inspired by the manufacturing process of whiskeys, Joe laird has developed a Sessile Oak Whiskey Tumbler. Toasted on the inside and shaped like a coopers barrel, the tumbler adopts the same methods used in the coopering and maturation process of whiskey making.

With the manufacturing time of one whiskey tumbler taking a little over five weeks, handcrafting each tumbler is obviously a labour of love for Joe laird. Each piece of wood is carefully selected and monitored closely for imperfections throughout the manufacturing process. Like in the coopering process, each piece must adhere to a set of specifications with regards to size, weight, thickness and colour. However, each piece of wood is a product of nature and, therefore, no two pieces will ever be the same. Each tumbler is a unique piece of art in its own right.

– Available for purchase on our Store page

Oaky flavours

Putting the whiskey back into the oak from whence it came, enhances the the whiskey’s woody and vanilla flavours like no glass tumbler ever could. This is an experience that ever true whiskey enthusiast must try.

Hundreds of different flavour compounds have been identified in whisky. The synthesis and degradation and synergistic properties of these compounds is still poorly understood as there are so many aspects contributing to the result of cask maturation.
Oak cask affects whisky by extracting wood compounds that influence the taste directly or together with the spirit compounds or by removing or changing some compounds from the raw spirit.

– whiskyscience

Master Class with Nick Agar – 2013

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Nick Agar gives a master class at Joe Laird woodturning studios 2012

After last year’s successful 3 day Master Class with Nick Agar we are delighted to have this incredible wood turning artist back to our shores once again.

Nick will be delivering a two day Master Class on 23rd and 24th of April 2013. He will repeat the class again on 25th and 26th also. The theme on these classes is mainly air brushing and only a small part will be allocated to wood turning. You will turn your own platter and will then decorate it air brush style under the tuition and guidance on Nick.

As always you will have your own work station and all equipment will be supplied for the classes including air brush and paint. If you have your own tools and air brush you are welcome to use them. All you have to do is turn up and we will look after the rest. Places are limited to 6 people per class so book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost of the two day class is €300 per person including lunch and materials. Contact Joe for more details or to make your booking.

Nick Agar:

Introducing Joe Laird Woodturning Studios

Irelands First woodturning School

Now you too can learn the centuries old craft of Woodturning at our recently commissioned, custom designed woodturning school and studio facility in co. Meath. Fitted out with the latest machinery and safety equipment, we have courses to suit all levels – from beginner to advanced.

  • Providing wood turning classes for students young and old, beginner to advanced.
  • Providing wood turning demonstrations on the last Saturday of every month from 10am until 1pm.
  • Commission pieces available.