Woodwork for Beginners

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Woodwork for Beginners

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Venue: Redfern. Please enrol at least 2 working days before the start date so we can prepare for the correct class size. For ages 18+
$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Woodwork for Beginners

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Venue: Parramatta. Please enrol at least 2 working days before the start date so we can prepare for the correct class size. For ages 18+

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Course description

Learn Woodwork for Beginners in Sydney.

This Woodwork course provides the foundations for woodwork projects with a Re-DIY focus – the reuse of timber to create a functional toolbox. You will learn how to work with hand and power tools, selecting timbers, measuring and planning for projects and different finishing techniques for timber. This course will give you the understanding of carpentry terminology and techniques so that you can take your own projects with confidence.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximal learning experience.

Ideal for…

This course is suitable for beginners with no prior experience.

Course content
  • Practice safety in the workshop
  • Identify and use woodworking tools
  • Identify and use selected electric machines
  • Understand basic information on timber properties and types
  • Selecting and preparing reclaimed timber
  • Understand joining techniques
  • Measuring and working to a plan
  • Different finishing techniques for timber and ongoing maintenance
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will have:

  • learned how to use woodworking tools safely;
  • learned to identify and use selected electric machines safely;
  • learned the carpentry terminology;
  • learned woodworking techniques and practices;
  • gained skills in planning, reading plans and developing a cutting list;
  • made a functional toolbox.
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.

Please bring to class
  • Dust masks/respirators
  • Ear and eye protection (optional)
Venue – Redfern

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 almost opposite no. 25. You should find there a hand-painted sign “The Bower Woodworks”. If you do find the door locked, please do not hesitate to 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 would be the easiest way to get to the workshop space. The space is located very close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.
The majority of the parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8pm, a good option if you can find a park there before 6pm.
The untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two block, untimed parking is on your right.

Venue – Parramatta

1/10 Hunter Street
Parramatta 2150

Transportation and Parking
The Bower Parramatta is located 750m from Parramatta train station. The Route 900 / free shuttle bus stops nearby at corner of Macquarie & O’Connell Street.
There is paid parking directly above The Bower in the Hunter Street (Justice Precinct) carpark.

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

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.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Jennifer said: I learnt everything I hoped for and more. Luke was a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. The group was a good size and the content, facilities and equipment were all perfect. I absolutely loved the course!

  • Calum said: Luke was a great tutor! I'd highly recommend this course for anyone who's looking to get to grips with woodworking!

  • Fiona said: I loved the fact that people were able to join this course with no previous knowledge of working with wood. The skills were taught well and at a pace that we could follow. If we made a mistake, we were shown how we could fix it without feeling that we were being judged for having made the mistake in the first place. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in starting to work with wood in any way.

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