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Introduction to Woodworking

A one day course to teach you the basics of tool identification and use and the safe and correct way to use a range of woodworking machinery.
Stock Code: 1464791737


  • This one day course is for people who like the idea of working with wood but have no or little experience and are unsure of the names and usage of both handtools and machinery. Attendees will learn how to identify and use selection of tools including Bench plane, Block plane, Shoulder plane, Rebate plane, Moulding planes. Chisels, Gouges, different Saws, Hammers, etc. It will also cover marking out using Squares, Mitre squares, Marking gauges, Cutting gauges and Mortise gauges. Guidance will also be given as to the best types and makes of tools to buy and pointers as to where to purchase them.
  • You will also learn how to set up and use woodworking machinery correctly and safely and this will include Bandsaw, Pillar drill, Router, Mortiser, Planer thicknesser, Sander, Scroll Saw and Lathe.
  • This course will give you a good grounding to advance onto my other courses such as Furniture Restoration, Tool Tuning & Sharpening, Cabinet Making and Making Wooden Joints.
  • All tools and materials will be provided. You should wear workshop friendly shoes i.e. not open toed sandals or canvas shoes. I recommend that you wear an apron or other protective clothing - Course Aprons available  for £15.
  • There will be a maximum of 6 students on this course.

    Booking An Introduction To Woodworking Course

    For available dates for this course please click on drop down box  To see a list of dates for all Philip Hodge courses please look at the Published Courses page.
    You can book all courses directly from this website. A stock control system is integral to the website so you can book a place on a course confident in the knowledge that space is available. Of course, if you wish to contact me before booking your course you are welcome to phone or email me with your questions. All course  fees can be paid can be paid through the website via Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account yourself - just a valid credit or debit card.  If you prefer to pay by cheque or some other method then you can still reserve your place on a course by either selecting the "buy now pay later" option when booking on the site or contacting me by email or phone. 



I want to do all of your courses.

I want to do all of your courses.
Annie, UK

I`ve already booked on another course.

I`ve already booked on another course.
Stephen, UK

Good Introduction

I look forward to the Tool Sharpening course later in the year. Thank you very much
Andrew, UK


Really useful and interesting
Natasha, UK

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