Workshop

CARPENTRY FOR BEGINNERS – 12 AFTERNOONS – WOOD TABLE Upcoming

Using a mixture of traditional hand tools and modern drills and saws, experienced craftswoman Ruth Thomson will guide and inspire you as she teaches age old techniques in carpentry. As you begin making objects traditionally constructed from seasoned pine, you will learn how to use and care for chisels, saws, planes and spoke-shaves. Ruth is an experienced carpenter and teacher. She conveys her skillful practical experience with light-hearted humour.

Students will work on a variety of exercises – designed to incorporate simple to advanced joints and tools that build confidence and independence.

Over 12 weeks, we will cover many aspects of traditional carpentry tuition. There will be lots of practical exercises in each session including a project to make a simple frame table that you will take home.

Step I – We will get familiar with some tools of the trade:

– Introducing basic tools. Equipping a toolbox for home carpentry.

– Timber selection/marking out and cutting. Tips on woods, saws and drills.

– Using a plane, different types of planes. Sharpening tips and practice.

– Using a chisel and its uses. Sharpening tips and practice.

Step II – You will use planes, chisels and marking tools:

– Simple joints and why we use them.

– Half joints, lap joints. Practice using chisels and planes.

– Bridle joints and a mortise and tenon

Step III – You will make a simple project to take home:

It’s fast paced but with the support of Ruth, you will complete your own project to make a simple frame and legs for a small table

– Work from selected pine and measure, mark and cut pieces.

– Choose and make joints, assemble and secure with adhesive or screws.

– Sand and smooth to a stage where your project is ready for staining or waxing and taken home with pride.


All personal protection, the use of tools and basic materials are included.

This series of workshops will run every Monday afternoon from 2:30pm – 5:00pm.


 

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Dates for this workshop/Course

  • Week Three
    21/01/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Four
    28/01/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Five
    04/02/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Six
    11/02/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Seven
    25/02/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Eight
    04/03/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Nine
    11/03/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Ten
    18/03/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Eleven
    25/03/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week Twelve
    01/04/2019
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Address:


49-55 Great Guildford Street
London
SE1 0ES
United Kingdom