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One Day Woodworking Skills | Beginners Level 1 | Build a Box

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Event description

Bower Reuse and Repair Centres offers a selection of Introduction to Woodwork Courses to choose from as part of its Maker Series.

Our Build a Box workshop will provide a basic first hand introduction to carpentry and woodworking skills. During the workshop, each participant will build a functional wooden box from reclaimed timber that they can take home with them at the end of the day.

This is a 5-hour workshop which will be held on the 10th June. 

Learning Outcomes    
At the end of this 5-hour workshop you will:

Have a general understanding of safety in the workshop

Understand the materials and processes required for a basic carpentry project, including planning and measuring

Be able to safely operate a basic tool list including handsaws, hammers, drills, and drivers

Be able to safely operate a power saw in a workshop setting

Appreciate the benefits of sustainability and reuse in DIY projects

Understand basic joining and fixing techniques

Feel inspired to take on other creative projects

Have your own functional crate!

Skill Level
This course is suitable for beginners (18 years and over) with no prior woodwork experience.

The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrolment so that our staff can prepare in advance.

Tools and Materials
All tools and materials relating to the project will be provided by The Bower, however we do ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed-in) shoes are worn.

Please bring along the following PPE:
Safety googles/glasses
Earmuffs or earplugs


REDFERN The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre

107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016 (entry via Turner Street, opposite of 23 Turner Street, from the rear of building)

Entrance to workshop
Workshop entrance is via Turner Street at the rear of 107 Redfern St. If the doorway is locked and/or unattended pls ring the doorbell on the left of the roller door.

Transportation and parking
Bower Woodworks is located within 5-minute walking distance of Redfern Train Station. Both metred and unmetered parking are available nearby.

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