BASIC FURNITURE & JOINERY WORKSHOPS
Patt Gregory has been running woodwork workshops for more than 25 years in the lovely town of Mullumbimby in Northern New South Wales (40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast, see map in Contact).
The most popular course called 'Traditional Basic Furniture Making' is a three day workshop that runs from 9am to 5pm and is packed with hands-on skills. Patt will individually coach you to saw straight, measure and mark up accurately, confront power tools in a calm and centred manner and provide you with tips you will never hear anywhere else.
I teach that making beautiful things from wood is no big leap, nor something that requires years of practice. Joinery making is a gentle art even though it incorporates the use of loud, sometimes intimidating Power Tools.
I have been running the workshops for 25 years and each time is a little different as I make it the best it can be so that you can return home feeling settled and confident to know where to start, what those tools are that you need to find in the back of your shed to use, or what to buy new or second hand at your budget level. You get a snapshot of the woodworking industry using knowledge and information to dilute any mystery. So the workshop is jam packed (or sawdust packed full) with heaps to get you going.
Oh and did I say you design, build and take home the project you have made with your own two hands.