Even if you’re a professional, we’ll need everyone to complete an induction before using the workshop to meet health and safety requirements. Please note that use of the workshop is at your own risk and refunds or changes to tickets are only available up to one week before the date of induction.
COVID 19 CHANGES
Due to social distancing requirements, capacity at the workshop is currently greatly reduced, so it has been necessary to introduce some temporary restrictions. We have also had to reduce our induction programme to two per month with the cost of a day membership included.
Induction #1: Twice a month on Saturdays or Wednesdays, 10am – 12.30pm, £30
Learn how to use our chopsaw, bandsaw, pillar drill & disc sander. Compulsory induction to complete before using the wood workshop.
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Induction #2: Sundays once a month, 1 – 5pm, £50.00
Learn how to use our table saw, planer & thicknesser.
For those that have completed Induction #1 and have proved their competence with the chop saw, bandsaw & pillar drill for at least 3 days in the workshop, we offer a full day’s training for using the table saw, thicknesser & planer. Even if you have used these machines before we still need you to complete the induction, so we can feel confident that you won’t lose any fingers! This induction is optional but must be completed if you would like to use any of these machines.
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Induction #3: Bookable on a 1:1 basis at £30/hour
Learn how to use our wood lathe.
We offer a 1:1 training session on our wood lathes. Following a health & safety induction on our woodturning machines, through tutor demonstration and own practice you’ll learn the techniques of faceplate turning and turning between centres. The session also covers preparation of timber beforehand and the range of chisels and their uses.
Please contact Reception to book.
COVID 19 CHANGES
Due to social distancing requirements, capacity at the workshop is currently greatly reduced, so it has been necessary to introduce some temporary restrictions. We have also sadly had to reduce our technical team so are currently unable to run any inductions. We are hoping to re-schedule Level 1 Woodwork and Metalwork inductions in October.
All Levels: £50.00, 3 hours – Fortnightly
An introduction into the use of key metalwork machinery and equipment specific to our workshop and the use of the MIG and Metal Arc Welders. Covers the correct and safe use of PPE and the welding area.
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Under 18’s using the workshop
Young people under 15 must be accompanied by an adult (who must have completed the induction), and all machinery done by them. Those users aged 15-18 are able to use the lower risk machinery items after completing the induction, excluding the chop saw which must be used under technician supervision.