Course code: MSAU108P
Subject area: DIY
Study level: Part Time
Course level: E
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Days of week:
25th Apr 2024 - 13th Jun 2024
Course location:Abingdon Campus
01235 555 585
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.
Advanced 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.
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.
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.
Beginner Programme:Week 1: Sawing techniques. To include introduction to tenon saw squares and measuring. Week 2: Corner/tee Halving Joints. To include introduction to Marking gauges and chiselling techniques. Week 3: Tee Halving & Bridle Joints. To include introduction to mortice gauges precision cutting, Trenching, and marking techniques. Week 4: Bridle joint. To include introduction to mortice gauges precision cutting, Trenching, and marking techniques. Week 5: Dovetail halving joint. To include introduction to marking and cutting techniques. Week 6: Mortice and tenon joint. To include introduction to mortice chisel & chiselling techniques. Week 7: Tool maintenance. To include introduction to sharpening of chisels and planes, and planning techniques.Intermediate Programme:Week 1: Mortice & Tenon Joint. To include a re-introduction to mortice chisel & chiselling techniques. Week 2: Measuring all components, marking, squaring & gauging using traditional hand tools & 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 & 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 & sand to finish, allowing you to complete the final decorative finish of your choice at home.Advanced Programme:Week 1: Overview of project/ product. Measuring all components, marking, squaring & gauging using traditional hand tools & methods. Week 2: Cutting of tenons to top and mid rails by hand using traditional hand tools & methods. Week 3: Shaping Console Tabletop, 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.
None, but you must wear steel toe capped footwear in the workshop
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.
Tuition Fee: £210.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £0.00
19+ Reduced Fee:
Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £0.00