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Event Description

Social distancing Class numbers will be restricted to no more than 5 people. Those attending class will be asked to bring their own masks and gloves please. Benches and tools will be wiped before use.

Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic wood work; how to use different tools and gain the skills needed for necessary household DIY including: Hanging shelves, repairing cupboard doors, flat pack furniture, using battery tools.

All safety equipment is provided but wear clothes suitable for being in a workshop.


Drawing plans and working from them

Battery powered drills

Different types of squares and their uses

Marking techniques and measuring on metal and wood


Drill bits (twist drills, brad point, masonry, forstner bits, hinge bits, speed bits)

Profile gauges

Plum lines

Hand planes


Fasteners (nails, screws,wall fixings, concrete anchors, expanding and cam fixings)

Handsaws, Hacksaws, Coping saws

Files and rasps

Mitre blocks and Bench hooks

Timber selection for your projects

How to sharpen tools

Making basic joints (lap joints, half joints, mortise and tenon, pocket screws, box and dovetail joints)

Hinge types

Mortising for hinges and locks and how to install

Basic jigs to make your life easy

Spirit and Laser levels

Sanding and preparing for finish

Event Details

3 Nov, 2020 - 5 Dec, 2020




The Great British Woodshop
Cherry Lodge West Byfleet KT14 6JH Get Directions

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