Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course - Short Courses Sydney

Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course

What you'll learn

Learn basic woodworking skills with our woodwork short courses in Sydney!

Looking for unique things to do in Sydney? This short workshop is perfect for anyone who would like to dip their toes into the world of working with reclaimed wood. 

Over the course of three hours, you'll learn how to work with and finish reclaimed timber using traditional hand tools. 

Our series of Woodwork taster courses include: spatula carving, paddle making, chopstick making, and timber bangle making.

By the end of your Chopstick Making class, you'll have a basic understanding of some of the principles of woodwork and will discover the nourishment that comes from creating something tangible with your hands and working with ethically sourced materials! 

This workshop runs for three hours and is perfect for small groups, parties, and corporate bookings.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making course, you should have:

  • an appreciation of the value of second-hand timber.
  • the knowledge to safely and effectively use a variety of traditional hand tools such as spokeshaves, rasps and files.
  • been introduced to woodworking terminology.
  • your own reclaimed timber chopstick.

Course content

What will be covered in this Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making course?

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • Timber selection and an understanding of second-hand timber
  • Grain direction; its strengths and weaknesses and how to work with it
  • How to use a variety of shaping and finishing hand tools
  • Finishing woodworking projects

Intended audience

Who is this Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making course for?

Any learner who wishes to improve their personal and practical skills for self interest or the workplace.

Knowledge required

  • This workshop is aimed at people with no experience with woodwork. It is open to anyone 18 years and over.
  • The course is run using entirely hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved.

Information for booking students under 18

Among the Trees  is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse. We care deeply about the children’s well-being and are committed to acting in their best interest at all times. You can read our full Child Safe Policy.

Among The Trees accepts students under 18 in two groups:

  • Students 13-15 years of age must attend all courses with a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian must also purchase a place in the course and take part. One parent/guardian is able to attend with multiple students.
  • Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.

For all students under 18, the full name and contact information for parents and guardians must be provided when booking. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

Course venue

Among The Trees

27 Sydney Street, Marrickville 2204

We encourage students to utilize the numerous public transport options nearby or ride their bicycle to Among the Trees, there is a bike rack on site. Street parking is limited during the day and onsite parking is off-limits for course participants during business hours (Wed-Sat 10am-4pm). Please contact Among the Trees directly if you have access concerns or requirements, there is an accessible parking spot available that we can reserve if requested. Outside business hours there are 3 onsite parking spots available.

About Among The Trees

We can’t get enough of reclaimed and recycled timber, and we believe it should be accessible to everyday people. There’s nothing like working with wood, and to use and love a product that would otherwise have been sent to landfill or be burned off helps keep the story of that piece alive.

We want to show you how and why we love this material, and share with you how to work with it. We are Among The Trees, and we can’t wait to say hello. Please check us out at our website.

Transportation and parking

  • Among The Trees is a 7 minute walk from Sydenham Station. There are bus stops for the lines 418, 423, 425, 426 and 430 all 4-6 minutes walk from ATT.
  • There are 3 onsite parking spaces available and street parking on Sydney Street and surrounding area.
  • If you are riding your bicycle, there is space inside ATT for you to store your bike.

Tools and Materials

This course will be taught using entirely second-hand timber. You will be taught to use a variety of woodworking tools and materials including:

  • Reclaimed Timber, where to find it and how to use it.
  • Measuring and marking tools
  • Handsaws
  • Chisels
  • Handplanes
  • Spokeshaves
  • Drills and drivers
  • Wood glue
  • Timber finishes

All tools and materials are provided by Among the Trees.

What to bring

  • You are encouraged to bring your own face mask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use. A face mask can be provided for each student when booking any course that includes sanding.
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes. Please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust will be present). Long hair needs to be tied back and no loose hanging jewellery should be worn.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Concessions or discounts cannot be applied to classes hosted at the Among The Tree venue.

Please advise Among The Trees about:

  1. your emergency contact (name, relationship and contact phone number), and
  2. any special requirements (e.g. wheelchair access) if applicable

Lunch

For Classes running all day, a 30 minute lunch break will take place halfway through the class. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch, alternatively there are Cafe's and take away restaurants nearby.

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Among The Trees is Sydney's one-stop reclaimed timber spot, running workshops and artist studios as well as their timber shop. They can’t get enough of reclaimed and recycled timber, and believe...

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Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course

<p>Learn basic woodworking skills with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/handcrafts/woodwork">woodwork short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Looking for unique things to do

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$160 Limited GST free / $128 / $144

Important Note: Please note this course is exempt from all discounts including the learning membership. Please see terms and conditions.

This class is open now for our younger students. Find out more about it in our course description > Intended audience.

Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course

<p>Learn basic woodworking skills with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/handcrafts/woodwork">woodwork short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Looking for unique things to do

...
$160 Limited GST free / $128 / $144

Important Note: Please note this course is exempt from all discounts including the learning membership. Please see terms and conditions.

This class is open now for our younger students. Find out more about it in our course description > Intended audience.

Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course

<p>Learn basic woodworking skills with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/handcrafts/woodwork">woodwork short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Looking for unique things to do

...
$160 Limited GST free / $128 / $144

Important Note: Please note this course is exempt from all discounts including the learning membership. Please see terms and conditions.

This class is open now for our younger students. Find out more about it in our course description > Intended audience.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Introduction to Woodwork: Chopstick Making Course