Introduction to Tool Restoration

Get started restoring, repairing, and maintaining your hand tools with this introductory course.


Among the Trees
Among the Trees
5.0 (100)
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6 hours Class size 8 to 10     label $299

Participants bring a tool or two they would like to get started repairing, and through collaborative engagement, each person will learn about a variety of common problems and repairs that hand tools face. As a group, we will go around to discuss what can and cannot be done for each tool before beginning work to help get them started on the road to repair and restoration.

Working under experienced instructors, through example and demonstration, participants will learn about the restoration process, identifying damage, identifying tool components, understanding common faults in hand tools, and how to best resolve them. On top of discussing the specific concerns of the pieces participants bring in, they will also learn the basics of tool use, safe rust removal, cleaning, repair adhesives, fixing broken components, replacing losses, reviving a finish, saw sharpening, and some other tips and tricks to get more life out of your tools.

Among The Trees also has a range of tools on hand for students to work on and see completed or in-progress repairs.

What we'll cover:

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • An understanding of diagnosing issues and repairs on a variety of woodworking tools
  • Knowledge on how to best disassemble tool components
  • Understanding on how to best remove rust and polish metal components
  • Knowledge of how to clean your old tools
  • An understanding of how to approach flattening and sharpening tool components
  • Knowledge of how to best look after your tools once restored
  • An understanding of different adhesives used in tool restoration
  • An understanding of different finishes used in tool restoration


Knowledge required
This workshop is aimed at people with minimal to no experience with hand tool repair and restoration and who are looking for an introduction to the craft. It is open to anyone 13 years and over. The course is run using entirely hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved.
 
What you'll get
By the end of this tool restoration course you should have:
  • Been introduced to a range of hand tools and their terminology.
  • Learned a range of terminology, techniques, and applications of hand tool restoration and repair.
  • An understanding of the theory of sharpening different hand tools.
  • Hands-on experience handling and repairing different tools.
What to bring
Please bring any hand tools you would like to repair or seek advice on the repair or maintenance of. Please note: this course will not cover the repair or restoration of any powered tools, including vintage power tools.
You are encouraged to bring your own face mask, or one can be bought from Among The Trees. Protective eyewear and ear protection can be borrowed during the class. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use.
You are required to wear closed-toe shoes. Please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust will be present). Long hair needs to be tied back, and no loose-hanging jewellery should be worn.
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

Location

Among The Trees - 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

5.0 (100)
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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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