7pm – 9:30pm, 2 October – 4 December (10 weeks)

Tuesdays, 7pm – 9:30pm, 2 October – 4 December

Teacher: Martin Horgan

Suitable for beginners, this class will introduce the techniques used in furniture making, in particular to frame construction which is a core element of furniture and wood construction.

Students will start by learning basic joinery and hand skills including marking out, planing, sawing, and morticing with bench chisels. They will then apply these skills in making an Arts & Crafts style picture frame using a locally sourced Irish hardwood. Surface preparation, assembly and finishing will complete the piece.

The woodworking skills acquired in this class are essential to learners wishing to undertake larger projects in the future.

Please Note

  • 18 years or older.
  • We need a minimum number to run the class.
  • To pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer contact tony@benchspacecork.ie.
  • We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.

 

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Tuesdays, 7pm – 9:30pm, 2 October – 4 December

 

 

 

 

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7pm – 9:30pm, 20 September – 22 November (10 weeks)

Thursdays, 7pm – 9:30pm, 20 September – 22 November

Teacher: Martin Horgan

Suitable for beginners, this class will introduce the techniques used in furniture making, in particular to frame construction which is a core element of furniture and wood construction.

Students will start by learning basic joinery and hand skills including marking out, planing, sawing, and morticing with bench chisels. They will then apply these skills in making an Arts & Crafts style picture frame using a locally sourced Irish hardwood. Surface preparation, assembly and finishing will complete the piece.

The woodworking skills acquired in this class are essential to learners wishing to undertake larger projects in the future.

Please Note

  • 18 years or older.
  • We need a minimum number to run the class.
  • To pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer contact tony@benchspacecork.ie.
  • We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.

 

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Thursdays, 7pm – 9:30pm, 20 September – 22 November

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7pm – 9:30pm, 19 September – 21 November

 

Teacher: Anthony Aylward

Suitable for those familiar with the basic techniques* of woodworking, this class introduces carcass construction which is the basis of box, cabinet, shelves and drawer making.

Students will start by learning a series of board joints using hand tools such as cutting gauge, saw, chisels and hand planes. They will then move on to a project, a small set of shelves in hardwood, to include surface preparation, assembly and finishing.

Over the ten evenings, you will learn how to use and maintain various hand tools, safe ways of working, intermediate box joinery and come away with your own piece, and a new confidence in woodworking!

*It is recommended that learners complete our level 1 or comparable woodwork project before undertaking this course.

Please Note

  • A minimum class of 6 is required to run this event. 18 years or older.
  • For payments by cheque, cash or bank transfer, please contact tony@benchspacecork.ie.
  • We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.

 

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Wednesdays 7pm – 9:30pm, 19 September – 21 November

 

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7pm – 9:30pm, 17 September – 26 November (excludes 29 October)

7pm – 9:30pm, 17 September – 26 November (excludes 29 October)

Teacher: Vicky Walsh

This short course focuses solely on the safe use and understanding of three primary woodworking machines:

  • Planer
  • Thicknesser
  • Bandsaw

You will be assigned a small solid woodwork project along with working drawings that you will make over the duration of the ten weeks. This project will take you through the relevant steps and safe machine procedures necessary to complete this project.

The first four weeks will place emphasis on selecting and converting rough solid wood stock into set dimensions.

The next two weeks will place emphasis on the safe operation of the bandsaw for shaping and cutting with the aid of jigs.

The remaining four weeks you will be inducted on the safe use of the pillar drill and portable domino jointer. By introducing a project that will use all three machines in context this will allow you to reinforce and demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of each machine.

On completion of this course you may take a safety assessment to allow you to utilise the machines in MIY (make it yourself) sessions.

Please note it is necessary for you to have considerable knowledge and woodwork experience in order to enrol on this course. It is highly recommended that learners complete our level 2 or comparable woodwork project at a minimum.

As your safety is our highest concern, the course is limited to six places.

Please Note

  • 18 years or older.
  • We need a minimum number to run the class.
  • To pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer contact tony@benchspacecork.ie.
  • We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.

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Mondays 7pm – 9:30pm, 17 September – 26 November (excludes 29 October)

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Sat 8 September 9:30-4:30 & Sunday 9 September 10:00-4:30

Monday 3 September 7:00 – 9:30 (TBC)

 

Assembly:                         Sat 8 September 9:30-4:30 & Sunday 9 September 10:00-4:30

 

Modelling Class:              Monday 3 September 7:00 – 9:30 (TBC)

Leader:                                            Martin Horgan

Assembly of a Prusa i3 MK3 kit as a group over the weekend and get it up and running. Prusa is open source and has a vibrant user community.

This is a collaborative project within Benchspace to build and make available a 3D printer in the Benchspace workshop. Benchspace will meet half the cost of the kit and the remainder will be paid by the team who will build the machine. Participants will receive an introduction class to designing with Sketchup, 20 hours print time when the project is complete, and their names engraved on the finished printer. Benchspace will provide a home for the machine, and make it available to the public at an affordable rate.

On completion of the project, there will be an opportunity to get involved in the E-Nable project which provides 3D printed prosthetics for kids.

Key skills:

  • Introductory level 3d modeling software
  • Interpreting technical instructions
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Calibrating and testing the machine
  • Introductory 3D printing software

Class Goals

  • To build a 3D printer and make it available to makers in Cork
  • We hope this will facilitate the formation of a working group interested in creating a space for digital fabrication in Cork.
  • To enable a taught design course that will utilize the printer.

Please Note

  • This project requires a minimum of 6 participants to run.
  • The required tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

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Sat 8th September 9:30-4:30 & Sunday 9th September 10:00-4:30
Monday 3rd September 7:00 – 9:30 (TBC)

 

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Sat 18 August 9:30am -5pm and Sun 19 August 9:30am – 4pm

 

 Sat 18 August 9:30am -5pm and Sun 19 August 9:30am – 4pm

 

Instructor: Mark Donnelly

Green woodworking is a craft in which ‘green’ or unseasoned wood is worked into finished items using hand tools.
A walk in your local forest or wood can provide ample material for this discipline. Join us for a complete session on the techniques, tips and tricks that will take you from freshly fallen wood to a beautiful finished piece. We provide all the tools and materials including some beautiful native green ash timber.

Please Note
A minimum class of 6 is required to run this event. 18 years or older. Price includes all materials and Eventbrite fee. All tools and safety equipment are provided.
We offer a €15 discount for payments by cheque, cash or bank transfer. To avail please contact tony@benchspacecork.ie.
We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.

 

Running Thursday at 7pm from 17 May – 19 July (10 weeks)

 

Running Thursday at 7pm from 17 May – 19 July (10 weeks)

Teacher: Anthony Aylward
Difficulty level: Medium

Suitable for those familiar with the basic techniques* of woodworking, this class introduces case construction which is the basis of box, cabinet and drawer making.

Students will start by learning a series of board joints using hand tools such as cutting gauge, saw, chisels and hand planes. They will then move on to the final project, which will be a dovetailed ‘jewellery’ box in an Irish hardwood. Surface preparation, assembly and finishing will complete the piece.

 Over the ten evenings, you will learn how to use and maintain various hand tools, safe ways of working, intermediate box joinery and come away with your own box, and a new confidence in woodworking!

Please Note

A minimum class of 6 is required to run this event. 18 years or older. Price includes all materials and Eventbrite fee. All tools and safety equipment are provided.
We offer a €25 discount for payments by cheque, cash or bank transfer.  To avail please contact tony@benchspacecork.ie.
We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.
*It is recommended that learners complete our level 1 or comparable woodwork project before undertaking this course.

Running Friday at 6pm from 11 May – 13 July (10 weeks)

 

 

Running Friday at 6pm from 11 May – 13 July (10 weeks)

Teacher: Victoria Breathnach

This short course introduces the safe operation of a number of woodwork machines with instruction on preparing solid wood and working with sheet materials.

Being able to machine sawmill timber to flat square stock opens up a world of possibilities to furniture makers. Sawing to size and dimensioning completes this first section.

The second section places the emphasis on sizing panels for making cabinets, bringing learners through processing of sheet material such as plywood, MDF and chipboard on the panel saw. Cabinet connecters, hinges, handles and other hardware are introduced.

Benchspace operates a machine driving licence safety system for all users of the workshop equipment. Completing this course will move participants to an Amber Badge on:
– Pillar Drill
– Surface Planer
– Thicknesser
– Bandsaw
– Mitre Saw
– Panel Saw
Learners completing this course are eligible to commence self-guided projects in our Guided Maker Sessions.

Please Note
This course is designed for learners having considerable woodwork experience. It is highly recommended that learners complete our level 2 or comparable woodwork project at a minimum.
As your safety is our highest concern, course is limited to 6 places. As a result the cost is a little higher.
A minimum class of 4 is required to run this event. 18 years or older. Price includes all materials and Eventbrite fee. All tools and safety equipment are provided.

Please let us know if you would like to attend this class in the near future, at hello@benchspacecork.ie.

We offer 10% discount to members quoting their discount code.