Welcome to Neon Saw

Woodwork Courses & Carpentry Commissions

If you’re looking for woodwork courses and furniture making classes to expand your knowledge of DIY and Woodwork, sharpen up your hand-skills, or just seeking the answers to some basic practical problems, then this is for you…

Have a look at the woodwork courses on offer, book online or get in touch to arrange some learning that will match your woodwork abilities and furniture making aspirations.

All are invited!

Carpentry, DIY, Woodwork & Furniture Making Courses

About Neon Saw


Woodworking Courses in Brighton & Hove | Mark Cass a.k.a. Neon Saw

Mark Cass is an active carpenter, joiner and furniture maker with over 30 years experience and is currently involved with any number of woodwork related projects.

Mark has been a qualified teacher for nearly 10 years, teaching woodworking at City College Brighton. He is now delivering woodwork and DIY classes at the Neon Saw workshop in Hove and to sold out woodworking courses at the renowned West Dean College, near Chichester in Sussex.



Woodworking Courses in Brighton & Hove | Mark Cass a.k.a. Neon Saw

Here is a chance to gain confidence with DIY tasks and learn new practical skills in a supportive and friendly environment at the Neon Saw workshop based in Brighton & Hove.

There will be opportunities to gain insight about hand tools, power tools, larger machinery and DIY kit. Learn how to get the best out of them all  in a full and varied program of woodworking short courses.

You will have a great opportunity to develop your woodworking skills further as you make some attractive wooden items of genuine usefulness, along with the chance to share experiences with like-minded enthusiasts.

Where & When


The Neon Saw workshop in Hove, East Sussex.

Woodworking Courses in Brighton & Hove | Mark Cass a.k.a. Neon Saw


Visit the courses page to see a list and calendar view of upcoming short courses and evening classes in carpentry, woodwork, furniture making and DIY.


  • review rating 5  Can’t recommend Mark’s lessons enough! I recent took a single evening course on a Monday, as soon as I got home I booked onto a six week course to build a small cupboard starting the same week! Mark is a great teacher and has an endless amount of knowledge at his disposal. He had such a likeable and friendly approach and I hope to book onto another course soon! The classes are really fun and I can’t thank Mark enough, I had a great time!

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  • review rating 5  I’ve now done 2 courses with Mark as an absolute beginner, making a lidded box (day) and small cupboard (6 week evening class). I can’t recall any better spent money than this in recent memory. Mark will teach you an array of skills using the vast amount of handheld & machine tools in the workshop, in a relaxed setting with patience and good humour chucked in on the side. And a nice cuppa from a snazzy kettle. You will not be disappointed!

    thumb Duke Horse
  • review rating 5  Well done Mark. A great set-up. Perfect introduction to carpentry in a relaxed setting. Coming back for more.

    thumb Simon Purwar
  • review rating 5  Did the 'Lidded Box' one day course and had a great time. Mark is an excellent teacher; knowledgable, passionate and incredibly patient! I've already booked my next one 🙂

    thumb Lauren Alexandra
  • review rating 5  I just finished a six week course making a small cupboard and had a great time. The course was structured and paced really well, with each lesson focused around a specific part of the cupboard. I loved Mark's teaching style, the techniques were explained simply and he creates a really relaxed atmosphere. Like the other reviewers I will definitely be signing up for another course soon.

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  • review rating 5  I've just discovered woodworking and wanted to go on a course to ignite my passion. I am so pleased I found Mark Cass/ Neon Saw. He is a fantastic teacher - so passionate, so knowledgeable and above all a lot of fun. I'm now hungry to build lots of wooden things.

    thumb James Dempster
  • review rating 5  A great course for beginners to learn the basics in a fun, relaxed environment. The space you do the course in is a fully working workshop and therefore an opportunity to use tools you normally wouldn't have access to are part of the experience. In a short space of time I had the chance to use everything from a chop saw, a band saw and a cordless drill to a jack plane and a bench hook (and was able to recall all of their names!). Mark had a great manner about him and was very happy for us to get stuck in and make mistakes, learning from them and pushing on through in the 3 hour course. A great course for beginners which I highly recommend

    thumb Ed Cotcher
  • review rating 5  I went to a 'DIY Basics' half day class and came away feeling great, informed and confident. Mark asked what we hoped to learn and then went straight to it - delivering exactly that. His teaching is very informal (which put me at ease) but thoroughly informative and he's hugely encouraging. I went in not knowing much and came out feeling confident about tackling those jobs round the house that I'd like to do myself. If you're not feeling confident about going you should REALLY just GO !

    thumb Linda Game