Woodworking Essentials – Boxes

Course Description

The Woodworking Essentials course is specifically designed to help aspiring woodworkers with no previous experience get off on the right track.

Woodworking environments can sometimes be seen as a bit daunting and male-dominated. Tutor and professional designer & maker Jo Weaden set out to change this. She has fostered an encouraging and nurturing space at Atlantic Makers, in which new woodworkers can build confidence while learning the best ways to approach making beautiful, functional objects from wood.

In this course, Jo teaches the essentials of woodworking, from selecting the wood, to planing, jointing, sanding and oiling the final piece. The course will encompass modern and traditional joinery using English hardwoods, such as oak, ash and and sycamore. She will help you learn how best to use hand tools and power tools, and how to keep them sharp and in perfect order.

Jo will also guide you through our professional workshop, to help you gain an understanding of some of the machines and powertools that you may consider using in your future projects.

Experience level

Suitable for aspiring woodworkers with little to no previous experience, looking to get off to a good start and build confidence using woodworking tools.

Learning at the Atlantic Makers Collective

Our woodworking courses take place in our furniture workshop near Bude, North Cornwall.  You will learn professional-quality skills in a friendly space, dedicated to training, education and development.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the professional designer/makers based at the Atlantic Makers workshop, and discuss what they’re working on.  

People of all ages, skill-levels and backgrounds are welcome.  Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced maker looking to develop a particular skill, there’s a course for you. 

All our courses are taught by experienced and highly skilled craftspeople, so every course can be tailored to fit your needs.  That also means that if you’d like to learn something that’s not listed, we’d be happy to arrange a bespoke course to help you in your designing and making.  

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