Suitable for: Confident beginners.
Course length: 6 weeks – evenings
Dates: See below for individual dates/times.
Key tools: Marking tools, hand saws, chisels, hand planes.
Project: Flip lid dovetail box.
An absorbing six week course for confident beginners and a enjoyable learning experience for anyone with a little woodworking experience. Using a fusion of hardwood and softwood, this six week evening course will teach you the fundamentals of woodwork and give you an opportunity to use classic hand tools; brass backed tenon saws, sharp wood chisels and delicately honed vintage wood planes.
This well proportioned flip lidded box is constructed of European redwood using a single dovetail joint at each
corner and the fitted hardwood lid is attached to the base by a handmade ‘dowel’ peg hinge. The project will familiarise learners with many classic woodwork techniques and is taught with patience and enthusiasm by Andy Nicholl, wh o has devised this informative and challenging project.
You will take home a treasure to treasure- and we hope it will enthuse you to learn how to make many handmade woodwork projects in the years to come.
If your keyboard weary hands have been needing a skill to fulfill and satisfy a yearning desire to create something you can hold, come and join us in our well equipped and inspiring workshops and discover the wonderful world of woodwork.
Measuring marking and cutting dovetail joints to make an accurate framed box.
Planing and shaping a hardwood lid to fit the soft wood frame base.
Making and fitting a hardwood dowel joint to attach the frame base to the lidRegister for this event