MAKE TIME: CORE SKILLS: Joinery

Learn how to design and make furniture like a professional. Our classes include: drawing for woodworkers, joinery, dovetails, wood finishing, fitted/built-in furniture, steam bending, box making, chair making, power tools and picture framing. Try us out with a taster session and stay on to make your own project.

CORE SKILLS: Joinery

'Cut to your line; no more, no less'

Image of a Japanese saw being used to cut the shoulders of a tenon joint.

What is Joinery? 

Joinery is the method used to join timber to itself. It forms the basis of most of the common connections used in traditional furniture making.


What Will We Cover?

  • Sharpening and tool maintenance
  • Correct and safe use of saws and chisels
  • Three joints: Halving, Bridle, Mortice & Tenon
  • Posture: How body and hand position can be used to develop strength, control, and finesse.
  • Accurate measuring and marking.

The weekday course concludes with #TrivetChallenge, where you will spend the day making an intricate frame, using your new-found skills. This is quite a difficult little test, but there is a nice prize at the end for anyone who makes a good attempt at it.

Image of two women proudly showing off their woodworking joints


LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

WEEKDAY COURSE

Duration: 3 days
Cost: £295
Times: 9.00 to 16.00

DATES:
7th to 9th October 2019 Add to Calendar
11th to 13th November Add to Calendar
9th to 11th December 2019 Add to Calendar


WEEKEND COURSE

Duration: 2 days.
Cost: £220
Days: Sat to Sun
Times: 9.00 to 16.00

DATES: 28th/29th September 2019Add to Calendar
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Which Course Should I Take Next?

Core Skills: Dovetails