Course 1..Tools and things:
This course is aimed at the novice/beginner. The focus of the course is the safe use,& maintenance of tools, power tools and basic workshop equipment, all done while you make a project. Each day we have a Q&A session on the things we have done and are about to do including Marking out, sharpening, sanding and dust management, clamps and fixings..
The course runs 9 am - 5pm Mon to Thurs, Friday we usually finish between 2 & 3pm.
You get to choose between these 4 projects:
A shaker inspired stepstool. This project focuses mainly on dovetails, it also includes jointing of boards edge to edge, shaping and router work.
The side table:
A small 3 legged side table. This project invloves turning on a lathe, using a bandsaw, shaping and sliding dovetails
The spinning stool:
A traditional low seat with a high back. This project involves turning on a lathe, shaping of the seat (hollowing out) through mortices and some shaping.
The long stool/coffee table:
This project can go one of 2 ways. You make the basic frame which involves mortice and tenons, bandsaw and router work. This can then either be taken away as is to be upholstered into a long padded stool or we put a top onto it turning it into a coffee table.