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Basics of Hand-tool Woodworking (8 weeks)

To give an introduction to woodworking techniques, tools and basic joints. By the end of the course the you will be able to make simple furniture using one or more of the joints learned, when to use different joints and which tools to use.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)

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Postponed another week

Folks, I am really sorry, but I have gone down with a cold/flu/temperature, so I'm going to have to postpone the class again. We will start on the 2nd May. If this doesn't work for anyone, let me know and we'll see what we can sort out. - T...
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Published on April 25, 2023 by Bil Bas

Start postponed until next week

The course will start next week, Tuesday 25th April. Sorry for updating this information at the last minute!
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Published on April 18, 2023 by Bil Bas

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8 weeks, 6:30 - 9:00 PM - starting on Tuesday 2nd May 2023 - taught by Tim Diamond.

Tools and materials included in the price. Recommended £60, but pay anything from £25 if you can't afford the full price.

Aim: To give an introduction to woodworking techniques, tools and basic joints. By the end of the course the you will be able to make simple furniture using one or more of the joints learned, when to use different joints and which tools to use.

To demonstrate this understanding, the you will complete a 4-joint frame to a reasonably proficient standard

Week 1.
Introduction
Safety
Basic marking out
Concept of Face and Edge
Depending on levels of proficiency:
Basic sawing technique
Chiseling
½ lap joint

Week 2
½ lap/halving  joint practice
Basic toolkit
Buying and sharpening chisels

Week 3
Bridle joint practice
Buying hand planes

Week 4
Lapped dovetail joint practice
Specialist tool - router plane

Week 5
Through Mortice practice
Woodworking resources

Week 6 - 8
Construct frame

Those who are more proficient will probably work through this quickly.  Once they have demonstrated some proficiency, we can cover dovetails or they can work on a personal project.

Our team

Bil Bas

Admin
Designer, Coder, Woodworker, Maker

John Barbrook

Admin
For SnackSpace Nibbles

Mark Keating

Core Contributor

Col Atkinson

Core Contributor

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Total raised

£269.87 GBP

Total disbursed

£269.87 GBP

Estimated annual budget

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