january, 2019

2019wed30jan(jan 30)6:45 pmwed27mar(mar 27)8:45 pmRegister your interestDIY Carpentry/Joinery Skills: Beginners - Term 2Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 10 weeks


January 30 (Wednesday) 6:45 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 8:45 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks

Book a place on the course

£130 (£86) - START DATE AMENDED - Operating a waiting list - contact the office on either 01223 712340 or email learnandtrain@cap.education

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Course details

Brief Description:

A course centered around working with timber. You will be learning and practicing the following joints: Half Lap, Mortice and Tenon, Dove Tail, T Halving, Bridal and Dowel Joint. Once you are confident with the individual joints, you can extend your learning by producing a five joint frame using all the skills learned constructing the individual joints. These joints are used in every day joinery projects. Once you have mastered these you can go on to make individual projects.
You will be shown how to use the tools correctly and how to sharpen/maintain carpentry hand tools.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

This is a course for beginners. No previous experience necessary.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will have the opportunity to:
• Identify and name common carpentry tools
• Know how to maintain carpentry tools
• Learn how to use them safely
• Produce woodwork joints

About Your Tutor:

Domenico Petrelli

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

If you choose to wear Steel Toe Capped Boots (which we recommend), these will cost approx. £20 from hardware stores.
The wood for the joint practice and 6 joint frame will be provided.

For the first session you will need to bring:

A pencil and notepad. No sandals, or open-toed shoes are allowed in a workshop setting. You are advised to wear steel toe cap boots in the workshop. Wood for the joints and frame project will be provided.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Your tutor will advise.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Domenico PetrelliI have worked in Italy as an art teacher for 3 years before I moved to the UK. I have experience working with drawing and sculpture, clay and wood.

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