About the course
Designed as a follow on from the basic skills level this fascinating course gives you the chance to improve your hand at working with wood. With expert guidance, you are again introduced to the variety of techniques and equipment enabling you to gain and improve new skills, to produce some useful and attractive final pieces. You will learn to make your own joints, whilst making your own woodworking tools.
What are the entry requirements?
Completed the Woodworking Skills – Beginners course
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.
Learn how to make dovetail joints and make your own tools to complete the task as you progress through the course.
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?
Feedback from the tutor, and completed pieces.
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?
The course aims to cover:
· Accurate marking and measuring
· Clamping and gluing
· Nailing and drilling
· Use of tennon and coping saws
· Correct use of hand, bench and block planes
· Butt joints, lap joints and dovetails
What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?
- Woodworking Skills – Box Making course
On completion of both the Woodworking Beginner and Intermediate course you can attend this course which allows you to perfect dove tail joints and make a full row of joints to form a box.