Woodwork Techniques Using Power Tools - Create a Multi Functional Wooden Chest Print this page

Dates: 12/01/19 - 06/04/19
Days: Saturday 09:30 - 12:00
Sessions: 12
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S60018C05NV
Fees: Standard - £260.00
Concessionary - £260.00

Course Information

To view the Storage Chest and some of the tools you will be using, please click here

What are the overall aims of the course?

During this ‘Woodworking with Power Tools’ course, you will learn the skills necessary to accurately create a beautiful Storage Chest. Whether as a blanket box in the bedroom, a toy chest and coffee table in the living room, or general storage in the hallway, this really is an extremely versatile and functional piece of furniture.

You will create the storage chest using solid pine wood for the frame and MDF for the panels, and it will feature attractive tongue & groove joinery. All materials are included in the cost of the course.

This informal but intensive fully hands-on course is specifically aimed at those with little or no previous experience in woodworking. Over the weeks of the course, you will create and assemble your project using various joinery techniques, and will complete it to a very high standard. It is our aim to ensure that each student will take away a finished project which you will be keen to proudly show off to your friends and family or possibly give as a personalised present of something you have made!

Whether you simply want to give it a go and take up woodworking as a hobby or you may be exploring new career options, possibly wanting to hone and expand your existing woodworking knowledge, this is the course for you.

What will I learn on the course?

Your Tutor will guide you through each and every stage of the project, from sensible labelling of the parts, to accurate marking and cutting of the joinery, to final glue up and sanding. You will be using both traditional and modern tools and joinery techniques, and will be shown how to apply them accurately and safely to make and complete this term’s set project.

With its emphasis on modern tooling and techniques, students who enrol on this course will learn how to use the following tools:

• Router – probably the most versatile power tool, it will be used to create the majority of the project.
• Router Table – take a flexible Plunge Router and mount it upside down in a table. Then take the wood to the router.
• Drill Press – synonymous with metal working, the Drill Press is important for the woodworkers for precision and tidy drilling. The Drill Press will be used for the joinery hardware.

• Plunge or Track Saw – descendant of the Circular Saw, the Plunge Saw is a much safer and more accurate way of cutting sheet goods like Furniture Board, used in producing the shelves for this project.
• Mitre or Chop Saw – an essential power tool for any woodworker. Used to repetitively cut timber to exactly the same length.
• Biscuit Jointer – a woodworking tool used to join two pieces of wood together.
• Orbital Sander – important preparation of the surfaces that will give the project its professional look. Manual sanding will also be used.
• Various Hand Tools – add those finishing touches for a completed project.

In general, this project will allow you to learn how to:

• Comprised of over 25 parts, you will learn how to keep track of them all!
• Construct this term’s set project to an exceptionally high standard
• Create accurate joinery using traditional and modern tools and techniques
• Use a selection of hand tools
• Safely use power tools in a workshop setting
• Use suitable fixings and glue
• Learn how to work safely in the workshop and when using tools

Your Tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session.

Are there any entry requirements?

This is an all abilities craft/woodworking course and all are welcome.

An ability to understand and follow verbal instructions and an ability to follow plans and measure and calculate accurately is required.

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?

How will I be taught?

A workshop based course with a focus on practical work

Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)
Handouts and other learning materials provided by the Tutor or online.
Whole group and one-to-one teaching methods are used where appropriate.

All techniques will be clearly demonstrated and explained, plus there will be an exact mock-up of the project for you to examine and reference against.

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Tutor observation
Continuous informal assessment methods are used by the Tutor to monitor students’ progress and involve observation, questions and answers and discussion activities.

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

The course fee covers both the tuition fees and the cost of the timber and materials used to make the project for that term. The course fees vary slightly between woodworking project courses because the amount of timber required varies between projects each term.

This course is suitable for complete beginners. You are advised not to purchase any specific text-books or tools / equipment before the course starts.

The Tutor will be able to advise you regarding the purchase of tools and other items if you wish to build up a selection of tools to carry out additional / further work at home in the future. Please discuss this matter with the Tutor during the course.

Although the application of finishes (waxes and stains etc) is not included, your tutor will provide advice on their choice and application methods for you to purchase and complete in your own time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

As well as yourself, please bring pen, pencil and paper to take notes.
As wood glue does not easily wash out of clothes, you may also wish to bring overalls when gluing is taking place.

You should wear stout closed shoes and avoid wearing long clothing that may become entangled in machinery.
You should also tie up long hair to avoid it becoming entangled in machinery.
When applicable, information of what you will need for following sessions will be given at the end of each session.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre or at www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/enrol/help-with-fees.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/iclickor contact iclick@suttoncollege.ac.uk

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team.
See www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/advice-centre

What can I do after the course has finished?

Undertake further woodworking project courses and/or take a further DIY, craft course at Sutton College to expand your skills and experience. Please discuss options with the tutor.

What should I do if I have any questions?

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