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Woodwork - Next Step

A follow-on course for those who have completed our "Woodwork - The Basics" course. No second-hand timber allowed.


Have you done one of our beginner courses or workshops with Paul and are keen now to further develop your skills by working on an achievable project (details to be discussed with Paul)? You must have completed our beginner course/workshop and be confident operating heavy woodworking machine tools, such as dimension saws, thicknessers, band saws etc.  Limited to ten participants.

Course format:
Session 1 - 5.30-6.30pm (1 hour planning session). This session involves students sharing plans and ideas relating to their projects.  Health and safety, machinery bottlenecks and house keeping are also covered. No practical work takes place.  Bring a sketch of your achievable idea.
Sessions 2 to 7 - 5.30-7.30pm (2 hour sessions)
Sessions 8 - 9 - 5.30-8.30pm (3 hour sessions)

NOTE: Second-hand timber may not be machined in any woodwork course.  Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for a workshop environment.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
• Use a wider range of power tools
• Work more confidently on fixed woodwork machines
• Set up woodwork machines for more operations
• Describe the process of turning an idea into a piece of furniture
• Complete or have near to completion a woodwork project 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


For those who have completed either the Wellington High School "Woodwork - The Basics" workshop or the "Woodwork - Beginners" course   - you must be familiar with operating heavy woodworking machine tools, such as dimension saws, thicknessers and band saws.

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