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Wood Workshop - Building Shelf-Esteem (Saturday AM Series) by WomenzShed

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    We like to think of this as our 'level 2' workshop.  We've designed the content for those who have completed our Introduction to the Wood Workshop, or women with some experience but want the opportunity to try their hand at some finer woodworking skills, by making a wall hanging shelf.  The principles learnt can be applied to lots of other wood working projects that require a joint.

    It is a unique opportunity to be both creative whilst learning new, 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 (Saturday mornings 10 am -12 pm):

    Wk 1 - 29 April

    Wk 2 - 6 May

    Wk 3 - 13 May

    Wk 4 - 20 May

    Wk 5 - 27 May

    ​​Week 1. Designing and planning... 

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

    Week 2. Preparing your timber... 

    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... 

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


    Week 4. Prepare to assemble... 

    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 we recommend bringing your own respiratory protection.

    After planning and practise in week 1, you will need to provide your own materials in week 2.

    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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