Basics Workshops

These five day workshops will concentrate on basic hand skills, marking out, material preparation, joint cutting and sharpening. There is a small amount of machine usage.

The workshop is designed as a good introduction for those interested in pursuing woodworking as a serious hobby. Content of the Basics Workshops is the same. The School is co-ordinating a separate Hall Table Workshop in the week following some of the week-long Basics classes as a natural progression, should you decide to continue on.

Materials, tools, and refreshments provided.

Cost: $1,300.00 for each of the Basics Workshops.


Dates:
Autumn Workshop Basics ~ 30/04/18 – 04/05/18 (5 days)

Winter Workshop Basics 1 ~ 04/06/18 – 08/06/18 (5 days)

Winter Workshop Basics 2 ~ 18/06/18 – 22/06/18 (5 days)

Summer Workshop Basics ~ 3/12/18 – 7/12/18 (5 days)

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

 

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Hall Table Workshops

The Hall Table Workshop is a six-day course. While it is a natural progression from The Basics Workshop, it is not necessary for students to have completed The Basics Workshop before doing The Hall Table Workshop. As the title suggests, we will be concentrating on building a hall table, in a simple, elegant design. Emphasis will be on quality of construction and finish. The students will be introduced to machinery in this workshop as well as developing and honing their hand skills.

Materials, tools, and refreshments provided.

Cost: $1,500.00 for each of the Hall Table Workshops.


Dates:
Winter Hall Table Workshop 1 ~ 11/06/18 – 16/06/18 (6 days)

Winter Hall Table Workshop 2 ~ 25/06/18 – 30/06/18 (6 days)

Summer Hall Table Workshop ~ 10/12/18 – 15/12/18 (6 days)

 

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SPECIAL! One month, full time, Basics Foundation Course

The Basic Foundation Course is aimed at both the beginner student looking to obtain a strong grounding in woodwork and the more experienced woodworker looking to bolster their skills. It is an immersion in woodwork for one month. We explore the fundamentals of woodworking from timber selection to marking out and cutting of joints, to correct tool usage, sharpening and tuning hand tools, safe machinery use and good work shop practice. This is a project based course, and students can expect to make some beautiful items that will be cherished for life. The accumulation of skills through the month will allow students to begin working with more confidence from home or any workshop. This course is a great stepping stone for the Cabinet on Stand Course to be held in November 2018.

The class size is limited to four students. Each student will have their own bench and the School provides quality hand tools during the month. Furniture grade materials will be supplied as will refreshments. The School has an extensive reference library including books on techniques and design. The machine shop is equipped with all machinery necessary to run a professional furniture making practice. The School is located just 2 km from Samford Village and 25km from Brisbane.

Cost: $3,800.00
Dates: 1/10/2018 – 26/10/2018 (weekends excluded)
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

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SPECIAL! One month, full time, Cabinet on Stand Course

The Cabinet on Stand workshop is aimed at giving the intermediate student an achievable project that will become an heirloom piece. To some, the beautifully crafted cabinet is regarded as the pinnacle of their woodworking achievements.

We will be concentrating on an elegant, timeless design utilising a combination of traditional and modern techniques. The cabinet will incorporate a hand cut, hand fitted dovetailed drawer, and at least one hinged door with solid floating panel. The cabinet will be of an easily transportable dimension.

The class size is limited to four students. Each student will have their own bench and the School provides quality hand tools during the month. Furniture grade materials will be supplied as will refreshments. The School has an extensive reference library including books on techniques and design. The machine shop is equipped with all machinery necessary to run a professional furniture making practice. The School is located just 2 km from Samford Village and 25km from Brisbane.

Cost: $4,100.00
Dates: 05/11/2018 – 30/11/2018 (weekends excluded)
Time: 9am – 4:30pm

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Casual classes

These classes will, over time, take students from a zero knowledge base to a strong competency level in the use of their hand tools, marking out procedures, joint cutting, machine use and finishing, via a series of projects set by the School. The projects are simple in nature but exacting in execution and will help develop the student’s appreciation for quality work. The rate of learning will depend on the frequency of attendance.

Students can choose to attend a Saturday, a Monday, a Friday or any combination, depending on their needs and available space in the class.

Of course, a one or two day lesson will barely scrape the surface of the amount that can be learnt, so we encourage students to consider structuring their tuition to their needs. Some students like to come one Saturday a month, some like to do a couple of Saturdays or Mondays a month, and some can only do a day a month. Whatever your requirements, we will try to work with you.

Casual 6 day block classes
Students can choose to purchase six casual day classes in advance, to be used at their leisure on either Fridays or Saturdays or Mondays, spaces permitting. This allows a considerable saving on the Casual day classes as individual classes.

Cost: $1300 per block of six one-day lessons

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One-on-One
With prior arrangement, The Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork is happy to conduct One-on-One classes.

Cost: $99 per hour

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