Introduction to Basic Woodworking Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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Come learn the basics of woodworking with artisan Tim Schloss – perfect for beginners and their kids!

Introduce your young off-sider to the basics of woodworking with artisan Tim Schloss in this shared workshop experience designed for two-person teams of youngsters and adults. So one price – two participants!

In this two-day workshop you will learn how to use traditional hand tools to prepare, shape and complete a simple wood object. The skills you will explore include:

– Milling and jointing

– Sawing and planing

– Drilling , gluing, and clamping;

– Shaping, sanding and finishing.

All of this good work will go into creating a unique Adventure Sword essential to the imaginary quest of every young person.

Suitable for young people 10+. All participants under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • 20 & 21 Jul


Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

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$335 per person

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Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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