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Adelaide School of Woodwork

Timber Machining Workshop

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From rough sawn to recycled or simply just not right, trying to create projects accurately is often difficult unless the materials have been properly prepared. 

These larger machines are inherently dangerous, If used incorrectly, serious injury can occur, which we don't take litely.  In this class we'll talk about purchasing these machines (should that be your intention) how to setup & maintain them and then safely use them, for optimum results & efficiency. 

Techniques you will try your hand at:

  • Selecting timber for safe machining

  • Determining grain direction

  • Safest use of the jointer

  • Safest use of the thickness planer

  • Rough Cutting to length 

  • Handling long lengths of timber

  • Final Cuts

  • Checking for square, straightness and flatness

  • Marking timber surfaces to eliminate error

Tools you will get to use:

  • Combination planer/thicknesser

  • Sliding compound mitre saw

  • Cordless Jigsaw

  • & Lots of other important bits & bobs too!

What you will need to bring:

  • Water bottle

Attendance requirements:

  • Appropriate clothing ( Strictly loose fitting, including jewelry) 

  • Enclosed Shoes (not negotiable in the workshop)

  • Minimum attendance age for this class is 18yrs


Important Information about this class below

  • What to wear

    You must wear enclosed shoes to enter our workspace. we recommend wearing a short sleeve shirt, remove any jewellery and tie back any long hair.

  • What to bring

    Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout your class. We recommend bring a notebook if you wish to take notes and you are welcome to bring a snack so you're sustained for the duration of your class. You can also bring your own PPE (Earmuffs & Glasses) or use the ones provided.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you are required to quarantine or isolate due to Exposure to COVID-19, Notify us immediately and we will waive the cancellation Fee. Read our full cancellation Policy HERE.

  • Our location

    We're conveniently located in Parafield Gardens just off port Wakefield road. We can easily be accessed from the southern suburbs via the motorway. Our address is Unit 10,5-7 Victoria Drive, Parafield Gardens, SA 5107. You can find us on Apple & Google Maps.

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