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Woodworking Classes - Tool Skills, practice and theory

Woodworking Classes - Tool Skills, practice and theory

Classes, now located in Strathalbyn, South Australia.

Strathalbyn is one of the prettiest towns in South Australia. Located 57 km southeast of Adelaide on the banks of the River Angas, in the Fleurieu. Easily reached from the east or west via the South Eastern Freeway, and the Mt Barker exit. Follow the signs through glorious countryside to arrive in the town. A thriving heritage listed country town, it offers a wide variety of shopping, events and some of the best food, wine and recreation in the State. Plenty of accommodation no more than 2-3 minutes from any where in town.

Skill series, course 1, 1a, 2 & 3

1-Essential Skills of Woodworking (code ESW)...... experience - none reqiured..... 

Covering the tools and equipment from handplanes, handsaws, marking devices, chisels and workbenches. Correct procedures for tool sharpening and stock preparation. Instruction in practical techniques plus theory sessions around hand tools and hand tool work-practices, including sharpening, how to setup the tools and use them, different timber types and uses, fasteners, some joints and their uses, bench types and why they are all important to hand tools. Achieve Straight, Flat, Square and Sharp..... everytime!

1a-Essential Jigs of Hand Woodworking (code EJHW)...... experience - none reqiured..... 

An addition to our Essential Skills of Woodworking, where no matter what you have done in the past, using hand tools in some instances requires some simply made jigs that will enhance the accuracy, consistency, ease and speed of your hand tools. We will demonstate the reasons for and use of these jigs, and then put your hands on the tools to ensure you understand proper technique for using them, which ones you will make and keep and those that can be discarded.

2- Journeyman (code JMA)..... experience - If you have been working by hand for a while, have good hand saw and markout skills - this course will suit you.

A hands on study in the creation of joints, that will enable you to complete standard joinery, learn how these joints relate to each other and to attempt new joints successfully, enabling you to move from project to project, giving you the speed, accuracy, and safety, impossible for machines to match when producing, one off, be-spoke builds. 

3- Journeyman's Advanced Joinery Course (code JMT)..... experience - If you have been working by hand for a while, have good hand saw and markout skills - this course will suit you.

This will be the completion of the skill series, there will be use of a majority of the skills and techniques you have learned in the first two courses, you will be building a toolbox to contain the core tools you have been using.  


Interstate clients welcome; dates posted below.  

venita@lie-nielsen.com.au or ph : 0418 842 974

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Classes - Nov JMT 19th - 23rd 2019
Journeyman Class - Strathalbyn SA 5 day Advanced Joinery Course - Toolbox build. N.B. Entry f..
AUD $ 880.00
Classes 2020 - Mar ESW 19th-21st
Essential Skills of Woodworking Classes - Strathalbyn SA 3 day condensed 3 day condensed; int..
AUD $ 490.00
Classes 2020 - Mar EJHW 22nd
Essential Jigs of Woodworking Classes - Strathalbyn SA 1 day condensed 22nd March 2020 1 ..
AUD $ 220.00
Classes 2020 - Mar JMA 23rd-25th
Journeyman Classes - Strathalbyn SA 3 day condensed 3 day condensed; interstate visitors welc..
AUD $ 490.00
Classes 2020 - June ESW 18th-20th
Essential Skills of Woodworking Classes - Strathalbyn SA 3 day condensed 3 day condensed; int..
AUD $ 490.00
Classes 2020 - June EJHW 21st
Essential Jigs of Woodworking Classes - Strathalbyn SA 1 day condensed 1 day condensed; inter..
AUD $ 220.00
Classes 2020 - June JMA 22rd-24th
Journeyman Classes - Strathalbyn SA 3 day condensed 3 day condensed; interstate visitors welc..
AUD $ 490.00
Classes 2020 - Sept ESW 10th-12th
Essential Skills of Woodworking Classes - Strathalbyn SA 3 day condensed 3 day condensed; int..
AUD $ 490.00
Classes 2020 - Sept EJHW 13th
Essential Jigs of Woodworking Classes - Strathalbyn SA 1 day condensed 1 day condensed; inter..
AUD $ 220.00
Classes 2020 - Sept JMA 14th-16th
Journeyman Classes - Strathalbyn SA 3 day condensed 3 day condensed; interstate visitors welc..
AUD $ 490.00