This introductory course will establish a solid skill base for all aspiring woodworkers and provide the foundation skills for future fine woodworking. No prior experience is necessary, although many of our students who have some experience have found this course to be highly beneficial in taking their skills to a high level of craftsmanship. The course covers the tuning and sharpening of hand tools along with the basics of 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.
14th – 25th May 2018
3rd – 14th September 2018
$1950 including all materials