DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY WOODWORK EXPERIENCE?
No. Our classes cater to all levels of experience from beginners, right through to advanced woodworkers.
WHAT KIND OF SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
The focus of our classes is on the learning and development of hand skills and the proper use of hand tools, before moving onto using machinery. Developing these skills is long-term and requires patience and commitment. The classes centre around set projects designed to incorporate different techniques and processes used in woodworking.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS WILL I WORK ON?
First term you will make 2 set projects which will include hand planning and chisel work. Second term you progress onto making 1-2 simple boxes which will be your introduction to the world of machinery. Thorough training on correct and safe use of machinery is an important part of the process. The next set project is a small table designed by us and teaches a wide range of traditional and modern furniture making techniques and processes. After these few set projects you are able to move onto an agreed piece of your choice that is an attainable step to further your skills as a woodworker.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Absolutely nothing! All tools and materials are provided for the set projects and students can purchase materials for subsequent ones.
WHEN, WHERE AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
Classes are held at our workshop in Unanderra on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6pm – 9pm. They are restricted to a maximum of 4 people and follow the school term calendar. Students sign up for the whole term and attend 1 night a week. Each class costs $70, so a typical 10 week term would be $700.
We encourage anybody who is interested to visit us at the workshop via appointment to have a look at the facilities and ongoing projects.
Grant Robertson comes from a teaching background incorporating building and construction. He received a Cert IV in Furniture Design and Technology from the Sturt School for Wood in 2009.
Since starting a workshop with Aidan in 2010, he has been running woodwork classes on a regular basis. He enjoys the processes and challenges of designing individual pieces whilst striving for excellence. Specialising in high end custom furniture using only the highest quality hardware, fittings and finishes, and incorporating a variety of materials, Grant designs and makes furniture that is unique, aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. These principles and concepts are taught to students attending the woodwork classes.
Grant currently teaches both the Tuesday and Wednesday night class.
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