What will you be doing on this workshop?

On this Intro to joints and fixings session, you will learn how to use a variety of different hand tools that are commonly used at home for woodworking projects, to be able to make joints such as box joints, dovetail joints, or mortise and tenon.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Know health and safety issues associated with woodworking.
  2. Be able to use appropriate tools safely and correctly to produce different carpentry joints to fix a minimum of 2 pieces of timber together without the need for screws

Aims of the Session:

1.1 Identify health and safety issues associated with woodworking and associated hand and power tools
2.1 Demonstrate correct use of tools to produce a minimum of 2 different joinery techniques.
2.2 Work safely throughout the process
2.3 Use PPE appropriately

How long is the workshop?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the workshop is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 4 hours.
Session times are usually run 10am – 2pm of given days, but occassionally we do change the timings around to try to suit everyone’s availability.
We do also allow for additional time or a return for future sessions if you would like to or need to stay on for a bit longer to finish off.

Who is it aimed at?

Generally, anyone over the age of 16years, living in Coventry and unemployed are eligible to register onto our courses. Please check out of project funding for full eligibility criteria.
Workshop class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 6 participants to ensure everyone is able to get enough support and any 1-2-1 support that may be required.

Are there any entry requirements?

Everyone needs to have completed a registration with us prior to being allocated a space on any activities.
If you are not registered already, please follow this link: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/register-2345
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary. This session is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with prior knowledge and skills.

What qualification will I gain from it?

Learners on the programme will earn ‘digital badges’ in recognition for completing workshops, programmes and getting involved in FabLab Coventry projects. You will be able to keep your badges forever and share what you have achieved with employers, your online community via social media, or potential education providers.

Joints & Fixings

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