Introduction to the Wood Workshop - Thursday evening series
Thursday 10 November 2022, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
$250 for 5 workshops. Book here.
Our very popular 5 week series of two-hour workshops covers some of the equipment found in our wood workshop. It’s suitable for novices or anyone wishing to upskill, particularly in power-tools and machinery. If you are new to woodworking, attending this workshop is a requirement of our Membership.
Each session will offer the chance to use different tools and machinery in a supportive, friendly setting (4–6 trainees) while doing good for the community building items for our partner, Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao.
All workshop PPE (eye, ear, respiratory protection) will be available but you are welcome to bring your own.
Dates for this series (Saturdays, noon–2pm)
Week 1 (Thurs 10 Nov) Sexy saws… and planing: includes timber basics, marking measuring, hand-saws, planing, and cutting with a hand saw.
Week 2 (Thurs 17 Nov) Feel the power includes safety and power-tools such as skill/circular saws, drop saws and bench saws.
Week 3 (Thurs 24 Nov) Screw it includes drills, bits and drilling and presses plus nails, screws and screwing.
Week 4 (Thurs 1 Dec) Grind it baby working with metal including cutting and grinding.
Week 5 (Thurs 8 Dec) Joint time includes assembling work, jigs, quality control, joints, tool kits (if time).
Sarah Murray is a highly qualified builder, furniture maker, educator and mentor with over 30 years experience working in these industries. She is passionate about supporting women to be confident with power tools, to do jobs around their homes, make things from wood, or enter the building industry, if that desire is there.