Cambridge Woodwind Makers

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore2018-10-23T17:18:16+00:00

Recorder Making

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.

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.

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

Dates & Booking:

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – February 2019

Mon 18th February 2019 @ 10:00 - Fri 22nd February 2019 @ 17:30

Tutor | Tim Cranmore

Tim started out training to be a biochemist but somewhere along the line jumped into recorder making! Luckily for us! He now has an international reputation for making custom recorders from his workshop in Malvern. He has been runing robust and exciting courses with Cambridge Woodwind Makers, from its opening in Feburary 2012.

The course fee covers all the materials, use of tools and expert tuition. It also includes some lunches, light refreshments and some evening meals. The finished recorder will be yours to keep.

Cost | £1000 (E1300)

Course duration | 5 consecutive days

Times | 10.00am – 5.30pm

Depending on progress made during each day, some times may run later into the evening.

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

Some wood turning experience is desirable but not essential, however, ideally you would try to gain experience in advance of the course. If you have had prior woodturning experience you are more likely to complete your instrument satisfactorily within the week long course. We can arrange a continuation course if you do not complete within the allocated time.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email

What to bring | You will need to wear workshop appropriate clothing; no tassels, closed toe shoes etc. Aprons and overalls are available. Remember glasses if you need them, the work involves looking at small details. If you wish to bring any of your own tools please make sure they are marked or labelled.

NB | Please note, this course is run by Tim Cranmore using the Cambridge Woodwind Makers workshop.

Location | 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4XN, ENGLAND

Transport | The workshop is a few miles south of Cambridge city and can be reached by the route 13 buses.

Accommodation |  If you are not local to Cambridge you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of the course. View our accommodation pages for ideas.

Insurance | We have pubic liability insurance, however personal accident insurance is obligatory for non EU participants.

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Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – February 2019

Mon 18th February 2019 @ 10:00 - Fri 22nd February 2019 @ 17:30