Join us for our first public woodworking course at the Sylva Wood Centre – on Saturday 10th October.
For people with no or very little experience of woodwork but keen to develop practical hand skills. The course is targeted at people who want to learn woodwork skills with limited equipment. For example a few hand tools and a portal bench such as a workmate.
What you can expect to learn
Using hand tools – marking out tools and techniques. Using saws for different tasks; techniques for cutting in straight lines. Using chisels safely. Wood joint construction and assembly techniques. Using drills and screws. Timber technology
What you can expect to achieve
By the end of the course you will have probably completed a bee house, and gained the knowledge and confidence to make similar items. Many of the skills learnt on this course are transferable and are fundamental to good quality, productive and enjoyable woodworking.
This course is run by Pete Beckley. He has wide experience in teaching, including secondary schools, FE, HE, and adult classes. He currently teaches young adults with autism in a specialist environment. Before embarking on a teaching path, he was employed as a bespoke furniture maker and he occasionally finds time to still make small items in his workshop near Wantage.
Course Fee: £75
Materials Fee: £5
TOTAL COST £80
- Arrive 0900
- Start by 0930
- Coffee break 1100
- Lunch 1300 (bring your own)
- Tea break 1500
- Depart 1630
Book online today:
We operate on a first-come-served basis. We will contact you to request full payment, to secure your place, in advance of the course. Maximum number of delegates will be 10, minimum 6. The course may be cancelled if insufficient bookings are received.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Wood Centre
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