A beginners course that goes straight to the heart of woodworking.
This five week evening course will focus on timeless variations on wood joints that can be used for an endless amount of woodwork projects. Develop your skills with a saw, chisel and plane so that you can measure and mark out your work, cut, fit and glue joints accurately, ensuring your woodwork is strong, durable and darn good looking.
Learn these classic wood joints while you hone your making ability, and set free your ideas for furniture, box-making and all things fabulous. During the course you will learn the uses and advantages of each joint as you construct a framework of sample joints. This project is a classic learning method.
The half-lap joint can be used to make frames for pictures, perimeter door frames for panel or glass doors, dust dividers in cabinets and in many other situations. Because the half-lap does not add any thickness to the pieces of wood being joined, there are virtually no limitations for using it.
The mitred half lap is an elegant yet strong corner joint, with its diagonal cut constructed with an internal half lap,
The tee halving is a versatile joint which is often used in internal cabinet frames and simple framing and bracing.
The half dovetail is a very strong type of joint because of the way the ‘tails’ and ‘pins’ are shaped. This shape makes it difficult to pull the joint apart and virtually impossible when glue is added. This type of joint is used in box constructions such as draws, jewellery boxes, cabinets and other pieces of furniture where strength is required.
All use of tools and materials included.
Perfect for beginners.
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