Wood Machining @ John Lloyd Fine Furniture

About the Course

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. 

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

Available Course Dates

  • 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2023
  • 3 - 4 February 2024
  • 29 - 30 June 2024
  • 5 - 6 October 2024

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Duration: Weekend
Price: £400
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common
Burgess Hill
East Sussex
RH15 0ST
United Kingdom
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
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