Woodwork for Beginners on Tuesdays
Woodwork for beginners is an entry-level course and a fantastic course to start your journey into the wonderful world of fine woodworking, taught by Rycotewood alumnus Neil McRory.
Beginning with a simple, hand-cut trivet (pot-rest), at the end of the course you will go home with your own hand-made dovetail box with lid.
The course takes place in fully-equipped workshops in the Rycotewood Furniture Centre, and all materials are provided.
A series of workshop activities will ensure that you complete the course with finished work and practical woodwork skills.
Please note this course will not run during school holidays.
There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty.
You will learn:
- precise joint cutting
- timber selection
- reading a simple technical drawing
- marking out
- cutting dovetail joints
- finishing and oiling
- using hand tools such as marking gauges, Japanese saws and chisels
You will learn basic woodworking skills and gradually build up practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practice.
At the end of this course, you will have a finished piece of furniture to include in a portfolio and have gained the knowledge, experience and confidence to attempt basic furniture making projects of your own.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You only need enthusiasm and a passion for woodwork!