Beginner/Improver - 4 Day
This four day extended beginner/improvers’ course will be based around the mortice and tenon joint and will include additional instruction and a more challenging experience over the two day course. It would suite those wishing to create a simple but nonetheless more involved item of furniture than they may have previously undertaken. It would also be appropriate for an enthusiastic beginner with a basic understanding in woodworking.
There is quite a lot to get through on this course, so after covering the details of sharpening we will move swiftly on to joint the timber for the top. Day two is learning to mark out and cut the mortice and tenons for the legs and rails whilst learning about some of the variations of the mortice and tenon joint. There will be shaping of the rails and more jointing on day three together with sanding/cleaning up. Finally, we seal and wax the separate components before assembling the table as a whole.
Duration: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (each day)
Project: Small Table
Timber: English Oak
Course Content: The following elements will be included on this course together with other information and tips along the way.
how to work safely
sharpening of tools to work at their best and maintain them in good condition
use of a panel, tenon, and coping saw
use of a jack, smoothing, block and shoulder plane
use of chisels and mallet
common species in general use
understanding the structure of wood
the selection of timber and identifying defects
properties of different timbers and the suitability for specific purpose
how to deal with difficult grain
setting out a job 1:1
making a cutting list
selecting & sorting timber
the use of marking out tools
planing flat & square
chopping a mortice & cutting tenons
cross halving joint
gluing & assembly
an overview of woodworking joints
Price includes a non-refundable cancellation fee of £145.50. Please note that anyone under the age of 18 cannot be accepted onto this course. Please see the full Standard Terms & Conditions
Day/date combinations: For those not able to commit to 4 consecutive days there are options to book this course on either 2 x 2 day sessions, a week apart or a Sunday booking over 4 weeks. See Dates Summary for details.
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