Hand Tool Woodwork Fundamentals Course

Learn basic woodworking skills over six weeks with our woodwork short courses in Sydney!



6 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $499 (or 4 payments of $124.75 Afterpay)

Through the construction of a simple low saw bench, you will be introduced to the basics of working with reclaimed wood and using simple hand tools. This hand tool course is great for people with little woodworking experience and those that have no access to a well appointed workshop.

The saw bench itself is designed as a mini workbench that can offer a variety of work holding and tool storage solutions for woodworking projects at home. When not in use it can be used as a regular seat and stored out of the way under a table.

In conjunction with the timber and milling services offered at Among the Trees, this course and the bench produced will give students the skills, confidence and equipment needed to take on reclaimed woodworking projects of their own at home.

This course is open to students 13 and older. Among The Trees accepts students under 18 in two groups:

  • Students 13-15 years of age must attend all courses with a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian must also purchase a place in the course and take part. One parent/guardian is able to attend with multiple students.
  • Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.
You can read our full Child Safe Policy on the booking page.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.


Knowledge required
This course is for people with little to no experience with woodwork looking for an introduction to the craft. The course is run using predominantly hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved and most of the work is carried out standing up.

We aim to make the courses as inclusive and accessible as possible, people living with a disability should notify ClassBento so that the appropriate accommodations can be made.
What you'll get
By the end of this woodwork course you should have:
  • An appreciation of the value of second-hand timber
  • An understanding of the structural properties of timber and timber joinery
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively use a variety of traditional hand tools and modern-day power tools
  • An understanding of different woodworking glues and finishes
  • Been introduced to woodworking terminology
  • Used a number of woodworking devices and jigs
  • Your own functional, handmade saw bench
  • The confidence to start your own projects at home
What to bring
  • You are encouraged to bring your own face mask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes
  • Aprons will be provided but please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust or glue)
  • Long hair needs to be tied back and no loose hanging jewellery should be worn
  • For your own safety, facilitator instructions regarding the correct use of tools and equipment must be followed at all times
  • Any people thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be able to take part in the workshop
Session repeats

This class series runs over 6 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

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Among the Trees
Among the Trees

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Among the Trees is an ethical and sustainability based start-up for reclaimed timber located in Marrickville. 
Saving timber from demolitions or other discarded uses and making it available to the public through a retail timber shop and woodworking classes. Accessibility to wood doesn't just mean being wheelchair friendly (which we are), it also means helping customers understand how to use and source reclaimed timber. To make it as easy as possible to work with, we offer custom machining and glueing, so the timber in our store can be squared, resurfaced and cut to specific dimensions. We also help empower individuals to have the confidence to undertake woodworking projects by offering woodworking beginners classes that are taught with simple hand tools. 
 
Lumberyards and wood workshops can be intimidating sometimes, ATT is one of the few places that caters not only to architects, planners, homeowners as well as carpenters and tradespeople but also to customers that have little to no woodworking experience and are embarking on DIY and student projects or trying their hand at repair, renovating or building. 

Our workshop at Among The Trees is set up to be the perfect space to learn about hand tools, reclaimed timber, and woodworking. We’ve been hard at work collecting, restoring and tuning all the tools required to learn woodworking, and a few extra ones as well.
 
All-in-all, everyone that is interested in wood is welcome!

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