Introduction to Woodwork - Hand Tools


Sun Oct 30 2022 at 10:00 am to 03:00 pm


Leeds Wood Recycling | Leeds, EN

For absolute beginners - Have a go at using the tools that are commonly lying around the house that you have no idea how to use!
About this Event


5 hours with a 30 minute lunch break. 10am - 3pm. Tea and coffee breaks are optional.

Where is the course run?

Leeds Wood Recycling Warehouse, Unit 6, 24 Croydon Street, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9RT

What skill level should I be?

The course is designed to teach absolute beginners the fundamental skills, techniques & principals of woodworking. We welcome participants with no experience.

What will I learn?

The course is a mixture of theory and practical learning. You will learn how to use a range of hand tools that can commonly be found in your home and learn to identify the most suitable woods for a project.

Participants will gain an understanding of all the basic terms & techniques required. You will create a small project to put into practice the skills you will learn.

Cutting - How to use a handsaw

Measuring and marking

Identifying Woods

Screws - how to choose the right screw for the job

Drilling - How to use a drill and the appropriate drill bits

Finishing and sanding

What else is included

Another main aim of this course is to empower people to be able to complete their own jobs or projects at home and give them confidence in their own woodworking ability. We want to make people comfortable using timber yards, tool suppliers and places such as Leeds Wood Recycling

Who is the tutor?

We have a pool of experience makers from a range of backgrounds, such as furniture makers, luthiers, picture framers, eco builders and joiners.

What do I need to bring?

All tools are supplied. Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work and sensible shoes. We provide the hot drinks and biscuits for the break. Please bring warm clothing – we recommend you bring layers – it can be cold in our workshop even in summer.. It's also a good idea to bring a notepad and pencil so you can make notes!

What about COVID?

LWR takes COVID procedures very seriously and every care has been taken to keep risk at a minimal level, whilst allowing people to keep connected and learn in a safe environment. With that in mind we are keeping class sizes to a maximum of 8. Our COVID procedures are in line with government guidelines.

Where can I park my car or bike?

There is free car parking opposite LWR (it’s free to use for LWR participants.) You're welcome to bring your bike in the warehouse to keep it safe.

A small note

Leeds Wood Recycling is a social enterprise and not-for-profit organisation, so it’s good to know that by enrolling on a course with us you are supporting your local community. We offer upto 2 free places per course as a thank you to our long-term volunteers and members of staff. This experience gives people who are maginalised from the job training market free experience and training which can help them develop and make positive changes in their lives. We promise to continue diverting wood waste from landfill and continue to support marginalised individuals creating a supportive community.

For cancellation and refund information please see our full terms and conditions

Full Terms and Conditions can be found at

Please note it’s a stipulation of our insurance that participants must be 18 and over


Where is it happening?

Leeds Wood Recycling, 24 Croydon Street, Leeds, United Kingdom

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GBP 70.00

Leeds Wood Recycling

Host or Publisher Leeds Wood Recycling

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