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Wood Workshop - Practice and Progress (Saturday Series)

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    Following on from our very popular Introduction to the Wood Workshop series, we like to think of this as our 'level 2' workshop.  We've designed it to provide you with the opportunity to practice woodwork/DIY skills as well as learn new ones, all whilst making something practical.

    It's suitable for women wishing to upskill and those who want to continue their new journey into the world of woodwork after completing our 'Intro' series. 

    It is a unique opportunity to be both creative whilst learning and embedding existing skills, in a supportive and friendly women-only environment at our unrivalled extensive Auckland workshop.

    Tools and machinery available to use include the skilsaw, dropsaw, benchsaw, router, chisels, planer/thicknesser, jigsaws, drill press, electric and hand planes, sanders, etc

    Dates for this series (Saturdays):

    Wk 1 - 12 Nov

    Wk 2 - 19 Nov

    Wk 3 - 26 Nov

    Wk 4 - 3 Dec

    Wk 5 - 10 Dec

    ​​Week 1. Designing and planning... so you don't have to rush off and buy more wood

    Skills ​​include timber selection, shelf designs, drawing plans, cutting lists plus practicing joint making and rebates

    Week 2. Preparing your timber... so it actually fits

    includes how to square your timber, use of the planer/thicknesser (possibly the most awesome woodworking machine ever invented), how to cut accurately plus more practicing joint making and rebates (cuz they're tricky)

    Week 3. Making the shelf parts... properly

    includes cutting timber to length (think drop saws), marking and making rebates (think routers)


    Week 4. Prepare to assemble... making it look pro

    a chance to get really creative, practice cutouts, edge detailing, sanding, and even starting assembly if simplicity and sharp lines are your thing

    Week 5. The 'I made that' moment

    time to assemble your masterpiece and learn about finishing options, as well how to hang your handy-work so you can feel proud to say to your family and friends, 'I made that!' 

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    What to expect:​

    Each class is for 2 hrs

    All workshop PPE (eye, ear, respiratory protection) will be available but you are welcome to bring your own.

    Max of 6 people per workshop (minimum of 4 to run)

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    Sarah is a highly qualified builder, furniture maker, educator and mentor with over 30 years experience working in these industries.  She is passionate about supporting women to be confident with power tools, to do jobs around their homes, make things from wood, or enter the building industry, if that desire is there.  Read more about Sarah's experience here.

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