Learn How To Make Your Own Mallet and Marking Knife!

HashtagEstlea is a 1 day course in which you will learn how to make your own Mallet and Marking Knife in a material combination of your choice.

We cater to all levels of experience. Whether you have no woodworking experience whatsoever, or are a seasoned woodworker looking to fill in gaps of knowledge, there's something for everyone.


The Tutors

James Howard

James creates premium handmade mallets in a variety of woods and metals to order. On Instagram, you'll find him under the handle @hashtagwoodworking

Matt Estlea

Matt creates woodworking videos on YouTube such as tutorials, reviews and project buildalongs. He also makes and sells his own range of premium marking knives in limited runs throughout the year.

Course Attendees

Below is a selection of what past students have made with us


The base cost of the course is £500 + the cost of the Knife and Mallet. The availability and cost of the tools depends on the materials you plan to use, and the shape of the mallet you would like to make. 

Below is a sample selection of the 80+ materials we have available!

Low Cost

Moderate Cost

High Cost


Please see our current availability here. 

(Dates may be liable to change throughout the year)

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