This beginner course will introduce students to the fundamentals of joinery and traditional woodworking through the process of making a  small coffee table / chess table.

The course will include;

  • an introduction to design, plans and drawings
  • timber selection
  • a demonstration of how to prepare and cut the timber
  • how to measure and mark up the joinery
    use of hand planes, chisels, saws and other tools
  • clamping and glue up techniques
  • finishing techniques and the benefits of different finishes
  • a game of chess if time permits.

The Chess Table will be built using traditional woodworking methods whenever possible.


 2023 course | 60 hours (6 hours x 10 weeks) | 5 vacancies

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