Are you a complete beginner or a long time woodworker? Either way we have classes designed for you. The education is world class, the workshops are the best in Australia and the atmosphere is all about enjoyment. Check out some of our options below.
Introduction to Woodturning - Simon Begg
Simon started turning in high school and after only one bowl he was hooked. Now he is turning full-time, making big steps in his early career.
Mitred Boxes with David Lim and Nicholas Elliott
This is a 2 day workshop for students who wish to develop their skills in box making.
Turning Lidded Boxes - Matthew Dwight
In this two day class students will have the opportunity to turn both cross grain and end grain suction fit lidded boxes.
Introduction to Pen Turning - Matthew Dwight
This is a 1-day workshop for students who are completely new to pen making. The student will be introduced to the foundations to pen making. David will discuss
Turning Natural Edge Bowl Turning - Simon Begg - I
This is a 2-day workshop for Intermediate/Advanced students who wish to learn how to turn natural edge bowls and develop their skills in woodturning.
Sharpening - Nicholas Elliott and Mark Gudgin
This course is for students who wish to learn how to sharpen a range of woodworking tools using a variety of methods.
Hand Cut Joinery - Matthew Dwight
In this two-day class, you will learn how to accurately mark out and cut woodworking joints by hand using a basic set of tools.
I attended the sharpening course held over the weekend and we were really well looked after all weekend and I gained some life long skills and a new attitude towards keeping all my tools sharp. We covered plane blades, chisels, kitchen knives, wood turning tools eg, skews, gouges, parting tools and a few more that i probably forgot to mention. We even covered how to look after planes and basic restoration tips for old tools. I loved every minute of the course and i can't recommend the course highly enough and even escaped with no band aids from the newly sharpened tools. :)
Very enjoyable course with excellent instructors (Simon and Angus), terrific venue, machinery and tools. Highly recommended!
The pen making class held by David Lim was first class in all regards; instruction, oversight, facilities, tools and materials. An excellent introduction to pen making by an expert.
Whether you're looking for quality materials, tools or advice- cannot recommend Timberbits any higher. No purchase is too small, no question is too trivial- these guys go the extra mile to make customers feel valued and ensure their needs are met. The guys at Timberbits all have a generous willingness to share expert knowledge and skills which is so appreciated. Our son completed a woodturning course recently and it was an absolute highlight- not only did he learn so much and thoroughly enjoy himself, but made memories that he will treasure for many years to come. Highly recommend and hope they can open more branches (down South please! :D)
Had the pleasure being in the first pen making class ran by David together with Matthew. Great people, fantastic tools, the freedom to explore, and to experiment. Went home with some nice personal gifts for family members. Hoping to attend future classes. It was fun!
We attended an Intro to Pen-Making Workshop with David Lim … Out of this world awesome! The Timberbits team were super friendly and knowledgeable. So grateful to benefit from their talent, expertise, guidance and advice. Highly recommended!
Excellent classes, knowledgeable staff, clean workshop.
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