• Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop with The Salvage Sister Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a power tool workshop class where you'll learn how to use a range of power tools safely! There is nothing more freeing than being completely independent - and that starts with my Beginners Powertool Workshop. You'll watch them in action, learn what the various switches, buttons and devices on the machine do. You'll also gain knowledge about buying powertools - what to look for, what to avoid & which ones I adore! You'll be shown safe use of the power tools before trying them all out while I guide you. When you feel confident you can practice cutting, drilling and sanding wood with electric saws, drills and sanders. The Salvage Sister is a pro and teach you everything you need to know about power tools so you can start growing your collection of useful items and become a savvy DIYer in your own home. You won't feel like a beginner with power-tools for long! Scroll down to the product info tabs for the location, dates & tools you'll learn to use.
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  • Come to Brighton and learn how to make your own artwork from reclaimed wood using power-tools,  then customise it to match your decor & style & take it home! During this 5 hour workshop you will have the freedom to design your own simple silhouette artwork & learn the skills needed to create it from reclaimed wood. You can either find a silhouette vector design online, which you will replicate onto wood, or you can bring a printed photo, or even freestyle your design & draw it by hand! It's up to you. You will choose the colour scheme for the background of your artwork too, that way you can tailor it to fit with your decor & style. Your design can be absolutely anything you can think of, from your pet dog to a boat, maybe you would like to create a design from nature such a tree, mountains or a snowflake? Some students like to create a word in their chosen font to make into a wooden artwork - it really is totally up to you. Come away from this class with something totally unique, that you have made yourself, & gain the skills to replicate it as many times as you like. Learn to use a variety of different powertools while you create your masterpiece - from sliding mitre chop saws to jigsaws, pin guns and scroll saws! (See tools list below.) We finish off this build by framing the artwork, ready to hang on your wall or place on a shelf at home. To frame your artwork we will learn to cut mitres and join them, which is another useful skill that will come in handy for a variety of other tasks in crafting & DIY!   This is for you if you are artistic & want to learn new creative woodworking skills with power-tools , & make unique decor from salvaged materials. Please scroll down to the product tabs for the location, dates & build info, I can't wait to meet you!
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  • Make a wooden letter with The Salvage Sister!

    Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a wooden letter making workshop, where you'll use powertools to create your own solid wooden letter, number or symbol! The Salvage Sister first made her wooden letters for a campaign with B&Q and taught a masterclass to specifically chosen influencers, now she is offering the class to you. You will learn how to make your very own typography wooden letter from pallet wood and remnant sheet material. You'll go home with the letter you make and the skills to repeat it over and over again. Choose which letter you would like to make, they are listed below with a difficulty rating 1 is easy, 5 is hard - some letters are more complex & take longer to create than others, especially to add the edging. If you are a total newbie to woodworking and power tools we advice starting on an easier letter, or if you want to try a hard one and decide not to add the edging later you are welcome to paint the letter during class and leave the edging off. You will be walked through each step of the build and shown how to use all the tools involved to create your wooden masterpiece. A-3   B-3   C-3   D-3   E-3   F-2   G-5  H-1  I-1  J-3  K-4  L-1  M-5   N-4  O-4   P-4  Q-5  R-4  S-5  T-1  U-2  V-2 W-4  X-4  Y-3 Z-3   - difficulty rating 1 is the easiest - 5 is the hardest. Scroll down to the product tabs for more info, including dates & location.   You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing, which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here!  
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  • DIY LAMP KIT with 15 pieces - Turn Anything into a fantastic upcycled lamp! This is a super easy DIY lamp kit that you can use in various ways to make a fantastic array of lamps. I've lost count of the amount of times people have asked me about lamp parts because they have had problems with cheap parts they have bought which don't match each other or don't work properly, and of course most importantly - how to make a lamp safely. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! Your main concerns when making a lamp are safety & aesthetics - if you are making the effort to create a lamp, rather than buy it then you want it to look the business so you can show it off, you also have to make sure it's safe. These points were my priority when designing this kit & why I created it for you. If you've ever tried making a lamp you will know there are various items you need to source for your lamp to work correctly and safely  - and they all have to match! The Salvage Sister takes all the uncertainty out of buying lamp parts  - she has spent a great deal of time perfecting all the parts in this kit, including the detailed step by step instructions so you can concentrate on making beautiful, safe lamps not getting very frustrated & giving up! With quality British Standard 163 metal lamp fittings in an array of different colours to choose from, your upcycled lamp will look the business, be safe & easy to make - the parts you use play a massive part in this. Use quality parts & do it right first time. This kit,  and my 'Jam Jar lamp' kit are the kits we use at all my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps from all sorts of different items. Check out the images to see all the lamps made with this kit - why not send me your own on social media? And I'll add it to the collection. We also have a bottle lamp kit, Pendant light kit and Pendant bottle kit launching shortly - join the mailing list so you don't miss it! Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make a lamp safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make an awesome lamp and create an instruction manual because there were too many people to help with only one set of hands! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard 163 and are made with 3 cores for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. When using metal lamp parts you must use a flex with three cores to avoid electric shock. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a step by step download guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - please see images for tools required. ETA - Instructions download is available immediately, your lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!
  • I designed this heavy duty pallet deconstruction tool, to break any pallet in minutes - no matter the width of the slats or how big and tough it is! It is strong, robust and guaranteed to break & pull apart pallets in minutes. I have used many methods in the past to deconstruct pallets, from using two small pry bars to a reciprocating saw. This is by far the most time efficient, economic and effective method to deconstruct pallets without splitting the wood or breaking your back! You can deconstruct a pallet in a minute, as opposed to half a day & it is far more economical in price than buying a reciprocating saw. (Plus, you don't power, or batteries!) My pallet buster is made of steel, the parts are precisely made and TIG welded together.   See the Product data tabs & images below for more info, and choose your selection for paint colour or no-paint. Please Note - Mild Steel must be painted or sealed to protect from moisture which causes rust on the surface & can attack & weaken welds. If you select 'no paint' you must paint the pallet puller with a metal paint with exterior metal paint to prevent rust ASAP.    Have you thought about joining one of my Pallet Furniture workshops? Sounds like it might be up your street
  • The Salvage Sister Bottle cutting kit has everything you need to cut glass bottles safely and efficiently every single time. If you've ever tried cutting glass bottles you'll know that it isn't easy without the proper equipment. Let me take the stress out of cutting glass bottles with this handy little kit that is super easy to use and can accommodate a massive range of bottle shapes and sizes - you can even choose where on the bottle you would like to cut it. The kit comes in it's own tidy little cardboard box with full downloadable instructions on how to use it, make sure you watch my video to see how easy it really is. Click here for the VIDEO LINK   Once you have scored a line around your bottle where you would like to cut it, simply use boiling water and very cold water to fracture along your score line. Now you can make a lamp & have a glass to drink out of from that old 'useless' glass bottle! What's in the kit? - The glass cutter metal base - fence (the moveable arm that supports your bottle while you score it) - three moveable wheels that attach to the base & support the bottle to aid neat turning - glass scorer that is attached to the base. - a separate glass drill bit for drilling holes in glass bottles. - 4 rubber rings that support the glass either side of the cut and act as a ravine for the water - A pair of gloves to protect your hands while cutting glass - A bottle cleaner - Rough sandpaper for grinding sharp edges after cutting. - Instructions download - and don't forget to watch our video - Comes in its own handy little box & makes a great gift Our kit is useable on a wide range of bottles wherever you want to cut them as all the parts which attach to the base can be moved to many configurations for a variety of cuts. Have hours of fun making drinking glasses from old bottles, candle holders, lamps - and many more fantastic upcycling projects - the fun starts here! Safety glasses should be worn at all times when using this kit to cut or drill glass. The kit is designed to be used by a competent adult. Persons under 18 should be supervised by a competent adult at all times when using the bottle cutting kit. Do not leave within reach of children, small parts can be a choking hazard. Shipping will be added at checkout, for mainland UK the cost is £2.99, if you do not see your location listed or have any queries regarding shipping or details of the kit you can contact me here.
  • Make your own jam jar lamp with this super easy instruction download! Every step is explained in great detail with corresponding images over 18 pages. Useful for the absolute beginner or inquisitive lamp maker. Full page on lamp safety & what parts and tools to use. Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my 'Jam Jar lamp kit' so be sure you don't need lamp parts too before purchasing this. See the images for examples of the content. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Never leave small parts within reach of children under 3 years old. Written & designed by Charis Williams - all electrical components are 3 core, earthed and manufactured to British Standard 163. Item is downloadable upon payment. Send me images of your completed projects for sharing on social media :) Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my 'Jam Jar lamp kit' so be sure you don't need lamp parts too before purchasing this. See the images for examples of the content. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Instructions are written & designed by Charis Williams Item is downloadable upon payment. Enjoy creating! Send me your completed lamp images for a chance to be shared online, find links to my social media in the footer and header of this website.
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  • Make your own fabulous lamp out of just about anything with this super easy instruction download! Every step is explained in great detail with corresponding images over 16 pages. Useful for the absolute beginner or inquisitive lamp maker. Full page on lamp safety & what parts and tools to use. Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my ‘Make anything into a lamp kit‘ so be sure you don’t need lamp parts too before purchasing please. See the images for examples of the content & lamps you can make. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Never leave small parts within reach of children under 3 years old. Instructions are written & designed by Charis Williams using 3 core earthed British standard 163 lamp parts. Item is downloadable upon payment. Enjoy creating! Send me your completed lamp images for a chance to be shared online, find links to my social media in the footer and header of this website. Why not send this download as a gift?
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  • Beginners Power tool Workshop part 2 with The Salvage Sister Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a beginners powertool class - where you'll learn how to use a range of power tools safely! You'll watch them in action, learn what the various components do, what fixings to use, how much you can expect to pay for them and how to safely use power tools before trying them all out. When you feel confident you can practice using a pillar drill, router, biscuit joiner, scrollsaw & grinder! Usually students complete part one before part 2 as this is slightly more advanced tools & equipment. Why not check out all my awesome 5*reviews on TRIPADVISOR The Salvage Sister is a pro and will teach you everything you need to know about power tools so you can start growing your collection of useful items and become a savvy DIYer in your own home. You can now buy gift cards for Salvage Sister workshops & products for any amount you choose, please click here to find out more.

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