Welcome to Neon Saw

Woodwork Courses & Carpentry Commissions

If you’re looking for woodwork and furniture making courses 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

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 also the current editor of The Woodworker Magazine.

Mark has been a qualified teacher for nearly 10 years, teaching woodworking at City College Brighton. He is now delivering basic woodwork classes and DIY courses 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

This 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. Learning how to get the best out of them all, in a full and varied program of woodworking short courses.

You will have the opportunity to develop your woodworking skills further and make some attractive wooden items of genuine usefulness, with the more advanced furniture making courses.

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  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  Well done Mark. A great set-up. Perfect introduction to carpentry in a relaxed setting. Coming back for more.

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  • 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!

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