Hand tools class

Classes at the warren

There are several options for accessing the workshop. We offer structured classes that take you through a project, with a focus on machine use and hand tools. More experienced users can book a bench to use the workshop independently. All independent users need to complete a workshop induction before they can access the space.

Woodworking is an excellent teambuilding activity: we run custom classes for work groups, or any group at all. Get in touch to discuss your options - info@thewarren.nz.

View all classes currently on offer here.


suitable for BEGINNERS

$75 per week for a four-week course, including full workshop induction. This hands-on class teaches you how to safely operate the essential machinery in a wood workshop. You'll learn how to select wood, mill wood to square, and gain confidence on major woodworking machines, including the mitre saw, jointer, thickness planer, disc sander, and router.

The aim of the game is to make a super solid laminated chopping board, made from reclaimed timber that we have salvaged from building skips and villa demolitions (when in supply).

Woodworking with machines includes a full workshop induction, therefore attendees of this class are able to later use the machines without enrolling in a separate induction class.

What you will learn

  • General health and safety in the workshop

  • Measuring and marking out your project

  • Safe use of power tools including; thicknesser, planer/jointer, drop saw, disc sander, router

  • Gluing and finishing techniques

6.30-8.30pm, Thursdays

Course starting 26 September 2019
26 September, 03 October, 10 October, 17 October

Course starting 31 October 2019
October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21

John Shaw series

All levels of experience

Our friend and woodworking guru John Shaw is back in September for more classes covering all things fine woodworking. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and woodworking skills with the guidance of a true expert in the field.

All you need to know about wood
Saturday 28 September 9am-12pm

Finishing techniques
Sunday 29 September 9am-5pm