Woodwork Machinery: Cutting Board

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Looking to pick up some wood working skills? Interested in doing woodwork but intimidated by the machines involved? During this course, you will learn how to safely and properly use the machinery in the Woodshop here at MakerSpace. We will introduce and practice using the Panel Saw, Jointer, Thicknesser, Bandsaw, Router and Drill Press. This course will provide a great foundation for undertaking your own future woodwork projects in the wood workshop. 


At the end of the 2 sessions the you will have produced a Cutting Board from a range of Australian hardwoods (max dimensions 45 x 25cm). All timber and materials included in the price.


We Will Cover:

Session 1:

  • workshop tour and OHS procedure
  • basic introduction to timber selection
  • cut timber to size using the panel saw and bandsaw
  • dressing timber using jointer and thicknesser
  • gluing up


Session 2:

  • using router to shape edges
  • use drill press to create finger handle
  • sanding and oiling


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What you will learn
  • Workshop tour and OHS procedure
  • Basic introduction to timber selection
  • Cut timber to size using the panel saw and bandsaw
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.
  • All timber and materials included in the price.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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25 June 2019 • Woodwork Machinery: Cutting Board

Fun course. Did what it says on the tin, with a chance to use most of the high-end machines in the workshop. We all produced lovely cheese/cutting boards to be proud of (I haven’t been able to bring myself to cut on mine yet!!). Thanks Sam for the tuition and keeping is all safe! -Andy