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.

Running Mondays at 7pm from 23 April – 9 June (10 weeks, excluding 7 May)

 

Note: New start date is 23 April

Running Mondays at 7pm from 23 April – 9 June (10 weeks, excluding 7 May)

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
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.