Introduction to the wood workshop

Introduction to the wood workshop


We’ve put together a 5 week series of 2 hour workshops to cover some of the equipment found in our wood workshop. It’s suitable for novices or anyone wishing to upskill, particularly in power-tools and machinery. If you are new to woodworking, attending this workshop is a requirement of our Membership.

Select a day below to see more information and to check availability.


Each session will offer the chance to use different tools and machinery in a supportive, friendly setting while doing good for the community building items for our partner, Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao.

​​They follow the theme:

​​Week 1. Sexy saws…and planers
includes intro, timber basics, hand- and electric planing, marking measuring and cutting with a hand saw.

Week 2. Feel the power
includes safety and power-tools such as skill/circular saws, drop saws and bench saws

Week 3. Screw it
includes drills, bits and drilling and presses plus nails, screws and screwing

Week 4. Grind it baby
working with metal including cutting and grinding

​​Week 5. Joint time
includes assembling work (jigs), quality control, joints, tool kits (if time)

​Max of 6 people per workshop (minimum of 4 to run)