Introduction to Woodwork Class: Hand Plane Serving Board

Learn how to use a hand plane and create your own cheese board in Sydney!



6 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $269 (or 4 payments of $67.25 Afterpay)

Looking for unique things to do in Sydney? Learn how to make a cheese or chopping board using a hand plane!

This is a great introduction to woodwork for anyone who would like to be introduced to the joys of working with timber and in particular, working with hand planes. Hand planes may seem a bit old-fashioned, but through this class, you will learn about their many uses and upkeep.

During the day, you will learn about timber and metal hand planes, including assembling a plane from parts, preparing it for use, and planning a range of timbers.

Learn about how best to work with reclaimed timber, accurate measuring and marking, and the safe and effective use of a variety of hand planes and other tools. You'll discover the satisfaction that comes from creating something tangible with your hands and working with ethically sourced materials.

By the end of the class, you will have a strong understanding of hand planes’ use and care, practiced hand planning skills, as well as a small hand-finished cheese/chopping board to take 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.


Knowledge required
This course is for those with little to no experience with woodwork, looking for an introduction to the craft. Please note that there is an element of physicality involved and most of the work is carried out standing up - we aim to make courses as inclusive and accessible as possible, so 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 introduction to woodwork course, you should be able to:
  • Appreciate the value of second-hand timber
  • Understand the structural properties of timber
  • Safely and effectively use a variety of traditional hand tools
  • Understand woodworking terminology
  • Use a range of hand planes and square and straighten a range of timbers
  • Make your own reclaimed timber cheese/chopping board
  • Understand different woodworking finishes
  • Have the confidence to start your own projects at home
What to bring
  • You are encouraged to bring your own facemask, 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.
  • 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 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, and must pay for a separate ticket.

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

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
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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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