Woodworking Skills – Beginners Course

About the course

Introduction:

Designed for the beginner, this course gives you the chance to try your hand at working with wood. With expert guidance, you are introduced to a variety of techniques and equipment enabling you to gain new skills and produce some useful and attractive final pieces.

What are the entry requirements?

A general interest in woodworking

How long is the course?

5 Weeks, 3 hours per week

What will the course involve?

This course is very practical and will involve demonstrations from the tutor, followed by her guidance in completing the tasks.

Week 1 – You will learn the skills to make a Bird Box

Weeks 2-5 – You will learn skills to make a Creepie Stool, out of 1 plank of wood.

You will gain skills in

· Accurate marking and measuring

· Clamping and glueing

· Nailing and drilling

· Sanding

· Use of Tennon and coping saws

· Correct use of hand, bench and block planes

How long will I be learning?

15 hours of tuition

What equipment will I need?

All wood and tools are provided, students will need to wear appropriate footwear (i.e. strong boots or shoes) no sandals, and NOT to wear loose clothing.

How will I know if I am making progress?

You will have a piece of completed work to take home after the first week. On the remainder of the course you will work towards one final piece (a creepie stool).

What course work will I be expected to complete?

Practice at home is helpful, but not essential.

What can I expect to learn from this course?

· Accurate marking and measuring

· Clamping and glueing

· Nailing and drilling

· Sanding

· Use of Tennon and coping saws

· Correct use of hand, bench and block planes

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

- Woodworking Skills – Intermediate course