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Woodworking - Basic, Intermediate & Progressive

Course code: MSWU106P

Subject area: DIY

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Tuesday

Course date:

14th Jan 2025 - 25th Feb 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

Introduction to Basic Woodworking Hand Skills

Intermediate Woodworking course (Furniture Making)

Progressive Woodworking Joinery Course (Furniture Making)

Introduction to Basic Woodworking Hand Skills: An opportunity to develop your woodworking basic hand skills, giving you the all-important understanding on how to work safely and accurately using the most common hand tools. These transferrable skills could be very important to lead you into other courses that we have available.

Intermediate Woodworking course (Furniture Making): An opportunity to progress your newly learnt skills at the beginner's session to mark out, cut and construct a footstool using traditional tools and materials. This gives you the next step to enhance and use your hand skills in producing a product for you to take home.

Progressive Woodworking Joinery Course (Furniture Making): An opportunity to progress your continued skills learned at the intermediate level to mark out, cut and construct a console table incorporating power tools, traditional tools and materials. This gives you the continued confidence complimenting your hand skills in producing a product for you to take home.

FAQ's

I am not sure which course is right for me, what should I do? Don’t worry, all three courses are run on the same evening at the same campus. Apply now and our team of experienced staff will ensure you’re put on the right programme for you.

Can I do all three levels? Yes, we run each course level three times a year, so once you’ve completed one course, you will be able to move up to the next at the nearest start date.

Do not be afraid to ask our experienced staff who will be more than happy to pass on tips and tricks of the trade and answer any questions you may have for those jobs you have waiting at home.

Course units
Basic: Week 1: Sawing techniques. Including introduction to tenon saw squares and measuring. Week 2: Corner/tee halving Joints. Including introduction to marking gauges and chiselling techniques. Week 3: Tee halving and bridle joints. Including introduction to mortice gauges precision cutting, trenching, and marking techniques. Week 4: Bridle joint. Including introduction to mortice gauges precision cutting, trenching, and marking techniques. Week 5: Dovetail halving joint. Including introduction to marking and cutting techniques. Week 6: Mortice and tenon joint. Including introduction to mortice chisel and chiselling techniques. Week 7: Tool maintenance. Including introduction to sharpening of chisels and planes, and planing techniques.Intermediate: Week 1: Mortice and tenon joint. Including a re-introduction to mortice chisel and chiselling techniques. Week 2: Measuring all components, marking, squaring and gauging using traditional hand tools and methods Week 3: Jointing footstool top, using traditional hand tools and Domino biscuits. Week 4: Cutting of tenons to top and mid rails by hand using traditional hand tools and methods Week 5: Cutting of mortices to legs by hand using mortice chisels. Week 6: Gluing and assembling of footstool using a variety of clamps. Week 7: Clean and sand to finish, allowing you to complete the final decorative finish of your choice at home.Progressive: Week 1: Overview of project/product. Measuring all components, marking, squaring and gauging using traditional hand tools and methods. Week 2: Cutting of tenons to top and mid rails by hand using traditional hand tools and methods. Week 3: Shaping console table top, using a mix of traditional hand tools and power tools. Week 4: Cutting of mortices to legs by hand using morticing machine. Week 5: Console table gluing and assembling of footstool using a variety of clamps. Week 6: Manufacturer of faux drawer fronts and decorative flutings and fitting.
Entry criteria
None, but you must wear steel toe capped footwear in the workshop
Fee information
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £210.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £210.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £105.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £105.00

Qualifications received
This is a non-accredited course, but you will receive a college certificate.