Our climbing bear decoration is the perfect introduction to woodworking. Wood is a tactile material, and learning to manipulate and shape a piece of wood is a great way to switch off from the day-to-day and re-focus on yourself! This introductory course will give you a good grounding in fundamental woodworking skills.
During this course, you will learn how to: measure and mark accurately, plane a piece of wood, true and square, cut curves, drill a piece of wood and shape a piece of wood.
Underpinned by the 5 Ways of Wellbeing, you will learn new skills, share your learning with other workshop students, gain a sense of achievement, notice the nuances of different wood grains and keep active! At the end of the course, you are welcome to take your project home. Alternatively, we always welcome donations of completed projects for The Woodworks Shop.
The course is aimed at men and women in our community, of all ages, who would like a taster of traditional woodworking. This course is for attendees who have not previously attended one of our courses or workshops.
Woodworking is a physical activity and participants will need to be prepared for some physical exertion. At a minimum, participants will need to have basic numeracy skills and be able to follow instructions independently, or be accompanied by a support worker who can assist them. We ask that participants consider the following questions before applying to the course:
Are you independently mobile and able to maintain a standing position for up to an hour at a time? Do you have dexterity in both hands, as many tools often require two-handed operation? Are you able to carry out sustained and repetitive movements?