Wooden Mallet Making Class

Cut, carve and fit your very own wooden mallet at this one-day course in Marrickville



7 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $220 (or 4 payments of $55 Afterpay)

Have you always wanted to make some tools of your own, but haven't known where to start? This traditional mallet making workshop in Sydney is a great introduction to making your own tools at home with a range of reclaimed timber.

In this hands-on class, taught by Gardening Australia's "Mr Fix It" Luke Mitchell, you'll learn how to make and fit your own woodworking mallet using some simple, traditional hand tools.

What we'll cover:

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • Timber selection and an understanding of second-hand timber
  • Grain direction; its strengths and weaknesses and how to work with it
  • How to use a variety of cutting, shaping and finishing hand tools
  • Finishing woodworking projects

By the end of the class, you'll have a basic understanding of some of the principles of woodwork and will discover the nourishment that comes from creating something tangible with your hands and working with ethically sourced materials!

This workshop runs for six hours (plus a one-hour lunch break) and is perfect for small groups.

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 10 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 is an intermediate course and has been developed for participants who have attended one of our 6 week beginners woodwork courses or have some experience using woodworking hand tools.

The course is run using entirely 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.
What you'll get
By the end of this woodwork for beginners class you will have:
  • An appreciation of the value of second-hand timber.
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively use a variety of traditional hand tools such as saws, planes, chisels, spoke shaves, rasps and files.
  • Been introduced to woodworking terminology.
  • Your own reclaimed woodworking mallet to take 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

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 nice 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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Chris Beecher Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fantastic day! Josh was an excellent teacher and made time for everyone working at different paces. Loved the classroom layout and the small class size. Really good experience and am looking forward to going back!

Woodworking class review by Chris Beecher - Sydney

Margaret Black Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Among the Trees is a great venue to learn woodwork. Luke isa professional teacher who is very able to communicate technical detail in a clear and easily understandable manner. The class was paced well and he regularly checks we are all following. The materials provided were excellent and exactly what we needed for the class. I learnt how to a mortice and tenon joint to create a mallet and made some mistakes along the way. Luke was able to assist me with my errors and how to correct them. It was a fun class and I enjoyed the atmosphere and camaraderie.
Thank you!
Marg

Jenni Wilkins Jun 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This was a terrific full day course; well- organised with great tools, benches and materials provided.
Luke is a keen and experienced instructor; his love of the work is obvious and he provides all participants, whatever their level of experience, with personalised attention.
I really enjoyed learning so many new hand tool skills and coming away with a great mallet made from recycled Australian hardwood.
I know I will be back for another course in the future!

Woodworking class review by Jenni Wilkins - Sydney
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