Basic Carpentry Course Sydney

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Course description

Learn basic carpentry and Woodwork in Sydney.

"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." Albert Einstein.

You are a wood lover? Then come along to this weekend DIY course, demonstrating basic carpentry knowledge and skills to construct a simple storage crate from reclaimed material.

Ideal for
  • Those with no knowledge or experience with woodwork
Course content
  • Introduction
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Project outline
  • Properties of timber
  • Introduction to saws and sawing technique
  • Measure, mark, and cut post to length
  • Introduction to glue
  • Intro to nails and hammers
  • Nail and glue rails of crate
  • Intro to drills and drivers
  • Glue and screw base of crate
  • Intro to jigsaw
  • Create handles for crate

By the end of this course you will have:

  • knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • understanding of second-hand timber
  • knowledge of good woodworking practices
  • understanding of correct marking out and how to work accurately to a plan
  • hands-on experience and guidance with drill, driver, jigsaw, handsaw and circular saw
  • a storage crate to take home
Please bring
  • Any drills or tools from home you would like to use
  • Any personal protective equipment (PPE) you would like to use eg. (ear/eye protection – dust mask)

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from rear of building)

Entrance to the Bower workshop
The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is opposite no. 23. You will see a hand-painted sign “The Bower Woodworks”. If the door is locked, please press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30pm.

Transportation and Parking
Public transport is the best way to get to the workshop space. The space is located close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.

Most nearby parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8pm. Untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two blocks, untimed parking is on your right.

Other information
  • Please don’t wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no heels please
  • Please do not wear jewellery

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.
Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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