Delve into our five-day course and learn how to use a variety of woodworking hand tools. The method of how to make a mirror stand requires a lot of hand tool work. From creating the dovetails, making and fitting the drawer to turning the columns and mirror frame. By the end of the course, you will not only have learnt an array of woodworking techniques but you will have created a mirror stand to impress your family and friends.
The main focus of the course is the use of traditional hand tools, including planes and chisels. You will also learn to maintain these tools allowing them to work easily and cut cleanly. Mixed in with these traditional methods will be the use of small power tools to speed up the task. Across the five days, you will learn how to mark out and construct the stand's body, how to make and fit the drawer and the skill of woodturning to create the columns and feet. Finally, the end result of all your work will be the assembled mirror stand for you to take home.
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.
This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.
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.
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