Wood Machining

October 3, 2020 – October 4, 2020 all-day
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill
East Sussex RH15 0SJ
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
01444 480388
Wood Machining @ John Lloyd Fine Furniture

Dates:   30 – 31 May 2020

3 – 4 October 2020

Skill Level : Beginner / Intermediate

Cost : £300

Duration : 2 Days

This course is an introduction to using the machinery that might be found in a small to medium sized woodworking workshop and is suitable for those who have their own machinery or are considering purchasing. General Health & Safety issues will be covered, followed by setting-up, maintenance and use of the machines, with individual tuition on each machine. The course will also cover the use of some smaller power tools and a combination of the machines will be used to make a small cabinet.

Throughout this course our overriding concern will be SAFETY!

Some previous cabinet making skills would be useful for this course, but are not essential.

What You Will Learn

The main elements covered for each machine will include safe working practices, adjusting/setting up, choice of blade & blade changing, jigs and dust extraction.


  • Dimensioning timber components
  • Cutting dovetails, wedges, tapers etc.
  • Design & use of a point fence
  • Cutting veneers
  • Cutting tenons

Table-saw with sliding table

  • Dimensioning veneered board material using the scoring unit
  • Cross cutting and cutting short lengths using the sliding table
  • Removing a waney edge
  • Cutting timber to dimension using the rip fence


  • Surface planing techniques to remove wind, cupping etc.
  • Using the fence to plane narrow edges and for angled work
  • Thicknessing

Spindle moulder

  • Cutting grooves, rebates and mouldings
  • Cutting curved components using templates
  • Cutting tenons



Biscuit Jointer

  • Butt joints
  • Mitre joints
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