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Beginners Woodwork 4 Day

Beginners Woodwork 4 Day

About the Course

This 5-day course is for complete beginners to woodwork.
You will begin with learning basic wood work techniques, learn how to use different woodworking tools and gain the skills required to carry out DIY jobs around the house that involve wood.

Course Content

Health and Safety when using Power Tools

Drawing plans and working from them

Selecting the correct timber for the job

Safe use of battery powered drills

Drill bits (masonry, forstner bit, hinge bits, speed bits, twist drills and brad point)

Using hand planes, chisels, files and rasps

Different types of squares and their function

Saws- Including Hack saws, handsaws and coping saws

Sharpening tools safely

Making basic joints (lap joints, half joints, mortise and tenon, pocket screws, box and dovetail joints)

Making a basic Jig

Using spirit and laser levels

Sanding and finishing techniques

Hinge types

Mortising for hinges and locks and how to install

Using profile gauges

Mitre blocks and bench hooks

Different fasteners (screws, nails, anchors and cam fixing)

Marking techniques

You will use your skills to produce a product to take home

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Free Tea and Coffee,

You will be supplied with your own gloves and safety glasses (and mask if required), however feel free to bring your own if you prefer to wear them . We do not recommend that contact lenses are worn as the area is dusty.

You will need to wear sturdy shoes (no trainers). We can supply boots at £20.00 if you need a pair. We stock sizes 3-13.

Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes and bring your own lunch.


Nick Backstrom at The Welding and DIY Academy
The Welding and DIY Academy
Hartford Way
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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5 days (9:00am to 3:00pm)

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