1 day course: Hand tools and basic joints and small project. This is an introduction course into the use of woodworking hand tools, you will learn how to use marking out tools, cut in a straight line, plane a square bit of wood, how to use chisels, hammer a nail without bending; joints that will be taught are: Butt, Halving, Bridle and mortice & tenon. By the end of the you will be able to cut these to a professional standard! This course ideal for the complete beginner or for the people who want to learn new skills. Groups sizes will never be more than four people

What's included in the price?

Expert trainer, use of our tools, PPE, Tea and Coffee, free parking


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
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Unit 5, Moorview Court, Estover Close, PLYMOUTH, Devon, PL6 7PL