Professional Development, Sharpen and Set.

This course is being offered as a Professional Development class for Materials Technology, and Woodworking teachers, technicians, and trainees. Primary focus in the course will be on hand planes, straight chisels, woodcarving and woodturning tools. The course covers: The theory and practice of creating an effective sharp edge in high speed steel, the selection and use of grinding wheels, oil and water stones and buffs, slip stones and diamond hones. The setting of hand planes for different wood species, correct bevels for differing types of planes and chisels, selection of cutting fluids, care and maintenance of sharpening stones, and selection…

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Working with Composites

1 day, hands on course. Get an insight into working cleanly and efficiently with composite materials. Some of the topics covered include, Resins, Compatibility, safety, Handling Fillers, Glues, mixing, bonding, cleanup. Fibres, applications, suitability, Stiffening, Skinning, Moulding. Laminating techniques, Hand layup, Vacuum technique, Taping Coring Secondary bonding. This course is being delivered by Adrian Pawson from Southern Spars. To check dates and to enrol click here

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Lofting Course

2 Days hands-on course Unravel the mysteries of lofting on this 2-day course, you will learn to take a table of offsets and loft this out into a full set of lines, from which you could build the boat. This is an extremely valuable skill, if you are even slightly interested in boat design or building. Delivered by Allan Hooper. To check dates and to enrol click here

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Build a Half Model Course
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Build a Half Model Course

This is the amazing half model participants in the course will be making and taking home! This is a 2 day course on building half models. You will learn the basics of lofting and develop a great understanding of how lines are used to design a boat hull. During the 2 days, you will develop your own half model to take home. Delivered by Allan Hooper. To check dates and to enrol click here

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Essential skills course

This is a two day course and will cover a range of essential skills including:Introduction to epoxy resin and glue systems Gluing and Fibre glassing plywood Sharpening common hand tools Selection and use of power tools Selection and setup of woodworking machinery Reading plans and drawing components from scale drawings and much more...

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Tuesdays are back!

Tuesday workshops days are back this week starting 26th February 10:00am - 2:00 pmGreat chance to drop in and see whats going on in the shop or discuss a project of your own.

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