top of page

Welding taster day

See course details, dates, costs, tutors & stories from students below
Mig welding course

On this one day welding taster day with Rob Hill, you will learn the basic principles of mig-welding and how to make a clean, strong and practical weld. With opportunity to use a plasma cutter, you will learn how to cut, bend and grind your steel, making a practical and finished object with decorative details such as scrolled legs or patterns cut with plasma.


Having focused on a welding exercise at the beginning of the day, your main project will be to make a wellie rack, jack and scraper, or to make a fire-pit depending on which day you choose. Both options will result in practical items that you can enjoy using every day, a fire pit being the perfect project to learn how to re-use old materials such as a wheel rim. For those who would like something a little more ambitious, you could make a weathervane over two days, with some flexibility on design.

If you are not able to join us on our fixed dates below, Rob is offering bespoke days in 2024, either as 1:1 tuition or for your own group.

... click here to organise a date to suit you ...

Fire pit - welding course

10 March 2024

Wellie rack, jack & scraper (image of design to follow)

18 May 2024

Fire pit

3-4 August 2024

Weather vane (image of design to follow)

6 October 2024

Wellie rack, jack & scraper

3 November 2024

Fire pit


... click here to organise a date to suit you ...

Learn to weld

£150 - Wellie rack or fire pit

plus £45 for basic materials

or more based on the weight of the steel you use

£300 - Weathervane

plus £50 for basic materials 

or more based on the weight of the steel you use

Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

Click here to see what we offer

This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs +

and is suitable for beginners to those with experience

Rob Hill

Rob Hill is one of the founders of Wernog Wood and

has single handedly built the workshops, the cosy Red Shed, the stunning ash bed within it and almost every other structure you will see when you get here. We highly recommend you book your course nights in the Red Shed to try out the comfy bed he made especially for this woodland cabin..


Trained as a mechanic, Rob spent many years running his own workshop, repairing vehicles and fabricating metal structures.


Rob is fascinated by how things work and how they are made. He is the king of turning one thing into another using old materials to create something functional and new. He loves the challenge of creating the unusual and Wernog Wood is the perfect opportunity to renovate old buildings and to build quirky new structures.

Stories from our students
Welding courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
 I've just completed a 1 day intro to welding, something I've wanted to do for ages and have spent hours trying to find a course, without success. I was introduced to Wernog via a FB advert and delighted I took the opportunity.  There were 4 of us on the course, we learned the basics, used tools and equipment which I'd never used before and learned a huge amount in a lovely setting with great company. I'd definitely do more with Wernog in the future, Check them out and do something for yourself. Soon. - Robin
Welding courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
I learned so much and came away with just what I wanted - Ken
An excellent course on how to weld. Great instruction and guidance from Rob. The welcome was warm, food and conversation was very good. - Graham
The introductory welding course was first rate. It is truly hands-on, and at the end of the day we all went home with the fruit of our labours - a fire pit that now takes pride of place in the garden. I just hope they offer a refresher or even better intermediate course one day.
Welding courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
This is my second course at Wernog Wood. Making stuff with other people to share the experience is wonderful.
The teaching is excellent and I tell anyone who will listen about what a gem this is. Claire was brilliant and helpful when I turned up a day early (my fault) for a course......Rob got me welding anyway and I got some one-to-one flexible! My wife loves Wernog Wood too and is taking the Automata Making course soon.... you can't beat the stimulating change of scene this place gives. -

Upcoming Dates

Join the waiting list or express interest in future courses
N.B. If you cannot see the Book Now section, scroll up to Upcoming Dates

If a course is full, please join the waiting list as we will contact you in case of any cancellation ... it does happen!


If you would like to attend a course but can't make it on the available date, you can register interest in future dates.

bottom of page