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Woodwork joinery level 1/2/3 at The Makershed

Duration: 4 days / 8 eves / 2 weekends (L1 and 2 only)

Price: £180

Contact: Jenny Smith at The Makershed

St Pauls Learning Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls, Bristol

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Level 1
This is a part-time course in basic woodwork joinery involving making a softwood tool box using corner rebate joints. At the end of the 4 weeks you will have a tool box to take home and have the skills to make basic woodwork projects at home.
The course tutors are Bristol designer and woodworker Alison Vilarkin, Makershed woodwork tutor Jenny Smith and woodworker and maker Fern Busuttil. The course runs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday daytimes, Monday and Thursday evenings; and over two consecutive weekends.

Learn how to:
- Use a range of hand tools effectively
- Saw straight and square
- Accurately mark out and cut a joint
- Fit and finish a project

Level 2
A part-time course in the essentials of woodwork joinery involving making a softwood cabinet with a drawer & shaker style door using rebate, housing, dovetail & mortice and tenon joints.

Module 1: The cabinet
Module 2: The drawer
Module 3: The door

At the end of the course you will take home your finished cabinet & the techniques & confidence to start designing & making your own woodwork projects.
Skill level: Intermediate (You should have completed our Beginners Woodwork Level 1 course or have some basic experience of using hand tools and working with wood).
Learn how to:
- Select, tune and use hand tools effectively
- Accurately mark out woodwork projects from plans
- Cut & assemble a range of traditional joints

The course tutors are Bristol designer and woodworker Alison Vilarkin and Makershed woodwork tutors Fern Busuttil and Jenny Smith.

Courses are run on Thursday and Saturday daytimes; Wednesday and Thursday evenings; and over two consecutive weekends.

The price of £180.00 is for one module only. The total price of the 3 module course is £450.00 but there is no requirement to sign up/pay for all three. Modules can be taken consecutively but also can be spaced to suit finances and time.

Level 3 Project Class
These classes involve planning and making a woodwork project of your choice.
We will help you with the design, drawings, timber sourcing and joinery plans and then give guidance and advice whilst you make it.
Skill level: Advanced (You should have completed our Beginners Woodwork Level 1&2 courses or have an equivalent level of experience).
Learn how to:
- Plan your own project
- Choose timber and joinery
- Make different joints

Tutors are Jenny Smith and Ali Vilarkin.

Courses run on Thursday daytimes or Wednesday evenings.

Projects will vary greatly in length of time required so if more time needed to complete your project you will be able to book extra weeks.

Courses run all through the year on several days a week - please see our website for available start dates.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included.
There is a cafe next to the Makershed in the St Pauls Learning Centre serving hot meals and drinks at lunchtime. Students are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Want to review this course?

This was an excellent course - I'd highly recommend it. I'd never done any woodworking before and I learnt a lot in a short space of time and had fun doing it! Jenny's exactly the teacher you'd want - highly skilled, very clear in her instructions, patient and helpful. I'll certainly be signing up for more courses in the future.

- - #8125

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn new skills about woodworking.
I had fun while learning and Jenny has been a lovely tutor, always ready to answer your questions and very clear in teaching you new skills about wood and various tools.

- - #7935

Brilliant course. Jenny is a great teacher who was very helpful and patient with me - a complete novice! The course allows you to work at your own pace, while still being guided every step of the way. Being instructed how to correctly use basic tools such as saw, chisel, plane is fantastic and just what I needed to know. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be signing up to some more courses soon.

- - #7788

very enjoyable course, i learnt or revisited old skills, good facilities and relaxing atmosphere, cycling /walking to site is best transport methhod...due to parking zones hugh bond

- - #7787

I really enjoyed the course. We gained confidence using woodworking tools such as chisel, block plain, saw and many more. I liked working on a work bench, it makes a difference.
Jenny, the tutor, is very patient and happy to guide your every step in the workshop.

- - #7786

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