Woodworking Hand-Tool Techniques

Learn the basic hand-tool techniques used in many woodworking projects. Whether it’s something simple, like sawing to a straight line, or more complex, like cutting a dovetail joint, there’s value in practising a new technique in scrap wood before trying in out in your project for the first time.

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Learn the basic hand-tool techniques used in many woodworking projects. Whether it’s something simple, like sawing to a straight line, or more complex, like cutting a dovetail joint, there’s value in practising a new technique in scrap wood before trying in out in your project for the first time.

This class is an ideal entry-point for those totally new to woodwork, as it will enable you to build confidence in the fundamentals, which you can then use to build projects more effectively during out other open times. It’s also a great way to try out Maker Community, as you don’t need a monthly membership to participate.

Students will work assisted through a number of different techniques in an order that suits their needs. All tools and materials provided, although by all means if you have some favourite tools you want to use, do bring them along. Techniques we’re likely to cover early include:

  • Handsaw crosscut & rip
  • Hand-planing timber flat & square
  • Marking up with squares, gauges, pencils and knives
  • Precision sawing with back-saws and bench-hooks
  • Rebates, grooves and dados
  • Drilling and nailing
  • Dovetail joins (through and half-blind)
  • Mortise and tenon joins