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Woodwork - Stool Workshop

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Course description

Learn how to build your own wood stool in Sydney.

This is a DIY workshop demonstrating basic traditional chair making and timber shaping knowledge and skill. Over the weekend participants will use second hand materials to make a small stakes leg stool using traditional tools and methods.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximal learning experience.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for those with no knowledge or experience with woodwork.

Course content
  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • Understanding of second hand timber
  • Basics of staked furniture
  • Grain direction and strength
  • Project outline and assembly
  • Use of varies woodworking tools and equipment
  • Sanding, finishing and coating
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have:

  • an understanding of working with wood and wood grain;
  • knowledge of traditional stakes leg construction;
  • learned how to shape timber with hand tolls;
  • insight of joinery strength in staked chair construction;
  • skills with spoke shaves, hand planes, brace and bit, and drills; and
  • a small stool or bench you can take home
Materials

All tools and materials are provided, however students are welcome to bring their own tools – old and new – and learn how to use and maintain them.

Venue

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

Other Information
  • Please don’t wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes