This course focuses on the mastery of hand tools, such as chisels and planes, where practical skill is emphasised rather than theory.
Suitable for: Men and women with little or no experience looking for the practical skills in carpentry.
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No experience required.
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During this practical carpentry course you will learn the correct use of tools to construct a variety of commonly used joints such as a mortice and tennon joint, corner leg joints, etc. In order to practice your joints, you will be tasked with projects to complete. This course focuses on the mastery of hand tools, such as chisels and planes, where practical skill is emphasised rather than theory. If you have any planned or ongoing projects, your instructor will be more than happy to provide expert advice Tasks will include:
■Making a halving and mortice and tennon joint
■Making a two panel door
■Scribing in the beading with quadrant and practice mitres
■Making up a frame to the door and fitting the door with hinges
■Cutting a lock for the door
■Building a stud partition wall
■Boarding the wall with plasterboard boarding
■Fitting a frame into stud wall
■Hanging a door in a frame
■Scribing in skirting
■Glueing timbers and fashioning an edge and a side to timber
■Developing skills in sawing, planeing, chiselling, sanding, hammering, measuring and marking out