Over this 1 day course we cover the main uses for the most common machines found in a woodwork or joinery shops. We cover the basics of 'Risk assessment' for each machine and the 'PUWER' regulations. We also cover safe working practices, setting up and adjustments, tooling changes, jigs and dust extraction. Band-Saw Correct setting up the machine, types of blades Cutting joints including tenons, dovetails Cutting veneers Making jigs for circles, wedges Free hand cutting safely Dimensioning timber components Table-saw with sliding table Cutting timber to dimension using the rip fence Cross cutting and cutting short lengths using the sliding table How remove a waney edge, Cutting angles Changing blades Planer-thicknesser Surface planing techniques, how to create squared edged timber, Using the fence to plane narrow edges and for angled work Stopped chamfers Thicknessing Finishing timber square, planing angles Using jigs, planing wood for lamination Spindle moulder Cutting grooves, rebates and mouldings How to produce curved work Cutting tenons Making jigs Using power feeds Morticer Morticing slots, wedging Radial Arm saw Cutting wood to length Angles and slots Wood lathe Run through the basics of wood turning We also offer a full accredited version of this course, please see our other courses

What's included in the price?

Ear, eye and lung protection (PPE). Expert wood machinist instructor As much tea and coffee you can drink Certificate of attendance or for extra small fee to exam board full Accredited Certificate


1 day

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



2 Rivers Tool Training

with Craft Courses since 2022

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My background is all things wood! Since I left school, I have been in the timber industry from working in quality Joinery's and on some building sites. I have taught apprentices in the workplace and more recently in colleges (Eastleigh, Oxford and currently in Weymouth). My main job is a freelance teacher and assessor in the timber industry. Covering all high-level woodwork-based courses. I have started this small training company so that you can learn how to correctly and safely use hand tools, portable power tools and fixed woodworking machinery to a high standard. I can teach you all the basic hand skills; cutting joints, sharpening tools, how to get the best out of your power tools, and safe use of wood working machinery. Our short courses lengths vary from 1, 2 and 5 days long and are based on C&G qualifications, except much more fun with no exams! Some of the courses Offered: 1 day: Hand tools and basic joints and small project 1 day: Hand tools, sharpening further joints and small project 1 day: Portable power tools and safe use (I have lots of tools) 2 days: Wood working with portable power tools 1 day: Safe use of fixed machinery 2 weekends making a rocking horse 1 day: Spindle Moulder The tools I use to teach with are from quality brands including Joseph Marples, Spear and Jackson, Narex, Stanley, Makita and Itech.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
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Unit 2A The Annex, Ermington Workshops, Ermington, IVYBRIDGE, Devon, PL21 9NT