Cutting and machining of wood are major parts of the preparation for the modern woodworker. Our one day wood machining course aims to cover setting up and safe use of the machinery. Throughout the course, your tutor will pass on their skills, knowledge and experience within this area.
What you will learn
Your tutor will introduce you to the machines required to cut and machine your wood. Machines you will cover include the bandsaw, table saw and the planer thicknesser. You will have an in-depth look at the setting up of each machine as well as changing and resetting of cutting knives or blades. Having set up the machines, you will then be guided by your tutor into the safe use of each machine. You will have hands-on use of each practical area and we aim to send you home feeling more confident in your workshop.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines you will be using.
No experience is needed.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.
What our students say...
A most enriching experience!
I spent a fabulous week at the Axminster Tools training centre making a Windsor chair, although I am a keen woodworker, I learnt so much more on this course and was able to use tools of the highest quality and have tuition in their use. The tutors were excellent and extremely patient and helpful, not at all like being in an educational situation. I can highly recommend this course and the education centre, a most enriching experience.Roger T, Windsor Chair Course
Very pleased with the day
Attended this sharpening course with five other students! All had various tools to sharpen. Jason provided excellent tuition. Gave tuition on the various ways to sharpen tools. Lots of tips and tricks to obtain a sharp edge. Came away with my tools well sharpened. Very pleased with the day. Thanks to the Skill Centre staff for looking after us.Harold R, Tool Sharpening Training