Woodwork Intermediate on Tuesday

Course overview

This intermediate woodwork course is aimed at learners that have already got a basic woodworking knowledge. E.g., you’ve cut dovetails before, you’ve probably started purchasing your own tools and you know how to sharpen them.

Working in a small group (a maximum of eight learners) you will take your skills to the next level. The project covered during the course is essentially a Wooden Tote. The main carcass of the tote is made up of mitred dovetails and through wedged mortice and tenons. The internals can then be designed and made to suit your intended use of the Tote, helping you to also take your ideas from paper to reality and take home a project you are proud of and will make use of.

The course will be primarily focused on hand tool use but a small amount of supervised machine work may be involved.

  • Each lesson is two-and-a-half hours long, which will allow you to get plenty of workshop time
  • You will be provided with woodworking plans for the project on the first evening and we will spend time going through it
  • I might suggest videos to be watched that may give you a bit of a head start for the following weeks tasks but there is nothing mandatory

My classes are a relaxed, friendly environment with no pressure.

Tutor Profile:

My name is Neil and I am a furniture maker, YouTuber, RycoteWood Alumni and Artist in Residence.
I am a Volunteer within Ryecotewood and have previously taught beginner courses, and also spend time within the day classes at RycoteWood. I am very pleased to now be running this intermediate course.

I make furniture for pleasure and generally make individual bespoke pieces; however, I try to push myself with each new project and particularly enjoy doing Marquetry. Woodworking has given me a lot over the past few years and previous students have commented on my enthusiasm, saying that I clearly love the subject, and it reflects in my work and the way I teach it. I want help you bring your skills to the next level.

Every step of the project will be demonstrated by myself, we then break away to our individual workbenches and I will then come around and give you all one-to-one time. The class now has a maximum of eight learners, which means I’ll be able to give you more individual time.

You are required to wear safety toe-capped shoes whilst in the workshop and I strongly suggest full length trousers.

There are aprons, goggles, and ear defenders in the workshop that you are able to use but feel free to bring your own PPE if you prefer. It can get quite noisy at times.

All materials will be provided and there are tools available in the workshop.
As this is aimed at intermediate wood workers, you’ve probably started collecting your own tools so feel free to bring them and you probably know how to sharpen them, for which the workshop is equipped

Activate Learning offers a broad and exciting woodwork provision to progress your skills. Speak to your tutor on completion of this course about where your interests lie and what you hope to achieve from woodworking. They may be able to recommend one of oour other courses, or you can review our offering online!

All materials will be provided and there are tools available in the workshop.

As this is aimed at intermediate wood workers, you’ve probably started collecting your own tools so feel free to bring them. You probably know how to sharpen them, for which the workshop is equipped.

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