Introduction to Woodworking

May 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Philip Hodge Antiques
Hall Farm Cottage
off Easthill Lane, Kirby Bedon
Norwich NR14 7DZ
Philip Hodge
01508 493136



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.

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.
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