This two–week introductory course will establish a solid skill base and provide the foundation skills for future fine woodworking.
The course concentrates on developing basic hand skills and accurate timber preparation, setting out and cutting a number of basic woodworking joints and assembly. Students will be taken step–by–step through the safe and efficient understanding and use of the basic woodworking machines – table saw, bandsaw, jointer and thicknesser.
Students will have exclusive use of their own cabinet maker’s bench and their own tool kit (with tools only befitting that of a serious woodworker) and will complete a piece of work incorporating the skills learnt during the course.
4th – 15th November 2019 FULL
2nd – 13th March 2020
24th August – 4th September 2020
$2200 including all materials.
Master classes are frequently available to assist students to move from project–based courses to their own design and make, or to learn a new complex technique or process from one of our visiting tutors.
Michael Fortune – Master Classes February 2020
– details to follow soon.