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DIY – Basic Woodwork

DIY – Basic Woodwork

DAY CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Learn basic woodwork skills and how to use the essential tools. DIY skills include hanging shelves, using a variety of different fixings, and practical joinery for the homeowner.

Content score (practical/info-theory): 5/5

All safety equipment is provided but please wear clothes suitable for being in a workshop.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Drawing plans and working from them
  • Battery powered drills
  • Different types of squares and their uses
  • Marking techniques and measuring on metal and wood
  • Drilling
  • Drill bits (twist drills, brad point, masonry, forstner bits, hinge bits, speed bits)
  • Profile gauges
  • Plum lines
  • Hand planes
  • Chisels
  • Fasteners (nails, screws, wall fixings, concrete anchors, expanding and cam fixings)
  • Handsaws, Hacksaws, Coping saws
  • Files and rasps
  • Mitre blocks and Bench hooks
  • Timber selection for your projects
  • How to sharpen tools
  • Making basic joints (lap joints, half joints, mortise and tenon, pocket screws, box and dovetail joints)
  • Hinge types
  • Mortising for hinges and locks and how to install
  • Basic jigs to make your life easy
  • Spirit and Laser levels
  • Sanding and preparing for finish

 

 

General information for your visit

Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes, and your own lunch. There is a local shop nearby if you wish to buy lunch or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee is provided at lunch.

If you have some of your own tools and would like to learn how to use them properly, then you are welcome to bring them and use them on the course. We have a fully equipped workshop so there is no need to bring anything, but some students like to bring their own.

COURSE INFO

From: 09:30
To: 17:00
Location: The Great British Woodshop, Oakcroft Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6JH

DAY CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Learn basic woodwork skills and how to use the essential tools. DIY skills include hanging shelves, using a variety of different fixings, and practical joinery for the homeowner.

Price: £175

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REVIEWS

"An excellent course if you want to move from occasional DIY to more regular woodcraft. We had 4 in the group so all of us had a chance to use all the tools . David is a natural teacher, so the information and skills are easily absorbed. I have never used a saw correctly in 25 years ,until now. A 7 hour course packed with detail you just can't read about. Thoroughly recommended."
ASC
DIY - Basic Woodwork
I attended the 1 day DIY - Woodwork course and the Basic Electrical 1 course. Both were excellent and I learned so much, especially on the woodwork course where I learned the basics of how to accurately measure and mark, giving me the confidence to try more ambitious woodworking projects. David gave lots of practical and useful advice about what essential tools to buy, and those extras that make life easier. I would definitely recommend his courses. I’ll be booking on to more courses for sure!
Rhian Moseley
DIY - Basic Woodwork
"My daughter and I went along to this course with an open mind. David immediately made us feel welcome with his enthusiasm as he guided us through many new skills. Any questions we had he answered by plain explanation and also demonstrated various possibilities or solutions. We had use of the ample supply of tools in David’s workshop and he gave clear and concise advice and demonstrated which tool to use for which job. David is an excellent teacher and both of us came away more confident with the knowledge we gained of DIY."
Barbara Welby
DIY - Basic Woodwork