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March 2018


Duration: 5 x Thursday evenings
22nd, 29th March, 5th, 12th & 19th April
7 - 9.30pm

This 5-week session introduces you to a selection of power tools and how they are used in cutting and joining plywood by routing rebates, drilling, biscuit joining, dowel joining, and using brackets. You will master common and versatile techniques that can be employed reliably across a range of woodworking projects. At the end of the course you will have constructed a strong, multifunctional, open fronted box that can be used as a stall, a step, a bedside table, or a wall mounted…

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An Introduction to Woodturning

Duration: 1 day workshop
Saturday 24th March
10am - 4.30pm

You will be amazed at what is possible in just one day even if you’ve never handled woodworking tools. At the end of this one-day course, even without any previous experience you will take home a beautifully finished hard wood bowl. Working two people to a lathe and taking it in turns, you will start with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut shape the bowl inside and out before applying a range of finishing techniques. The day will be…

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Creative Induction: Chopping Board

Duration: 1 day workshop
Saturday 24th March
10am - 3.30pm

This 1-day session introduces you a range of wood-working tools and equipment, which you can then use to make your own kitchen chopping board. The first part of the day serves as an introduction to the workshop, providing guidance on the safe use of workshop machinery, such as the chopsaw, bandsaw, pillar drill, disc and bobbin sander. Following a talk on different types and uses of hardwood, you’ll then be able to select your material from our in-house timber store,…

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Furniture Upcycling

Duration: 1 evening
Wednesday 28th March
6.30 - 9.30pm

This evening course teaches you how to up-cycle furniture, learning skills such as colour mixing, painting techniques and finishes. Discover how you can use natural ethical paints, finest earth pigments, accent colours and water-based waxes to add a whole new layer of creativity to repurposing and up-cycling.  Introducing you to colour trends and how to mix your own unique natural colours, you will cover basic painting techniques and use of paint, pigments and wax to create unique effects. Techniques include…

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April 2018


Duration: 6 x Tuesday evenings
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April, 1st & 8th May
7 - 9.30pm

This 6-week session teaches you the skills of marking out, sawing and chiseling timber. You’ll master the art of cutting accurate corner halving joints that form the foundation of all furniture making, and use it to make a simple stool using hardwood. About Woodwork Basics: This workshop is one of our series for complete beginners. Each course introduces a different set of carpentry skills and an explanation of simple joinery. They aim to get you comfortable with using a range of…

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Duration: 8 x Wednesday evenings
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd May
7 - 9.30pm

This course will introduce you to using the broader spectrum of workshop equipment. Using a range of power and machine tools, you’ll learn to construct a small table, designed around the traditional mortice and tenon frame construction. As well as hand skills, you’ll learn to use equipment such as the electric hand-held router, biscuit jointer, chisel morticer and machine sander in the making of your piece. Every session combines teacher-led demonstrations with 1:1 tuition ensuring learners of all abilities are supported according…

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