I am new here and very interested in learning to work with wood..
I am looking for some free workshops to learn all about wood work, whether its DIY or building a bench or table or home improvements etc. I hated wood work at school but as I have gotten older I am more interested in making things myself to get that satisfaction of standing back and admiring it knowing I built it myself. I think it is a great gift to be able to do that.
Too many old craftsmen and women are no longer available to pass their knowledge and skills on. Too many of todays products are mass produced by machines causing the art of the craftsmen not ot be passed on down the line.
Is there any one out there that can point me in the right direction, or a retired craftsman/cabinet maker/joiner etc looking to pass on the knowledge.
Hi Frank (@frankoattes)
Great to see you have already got a few fantastic suggestions from community members. I'm sure you'll find you receive plenty of terrific advice for getting started in woodworking. If you read some of our member profiles you will see we have many members who are really passionate about woodworking and about sharing their experience.
I would also like to echo @Brad's excellent advice and recommend you get in touch with your local Bunnings store as a first point of call. You will also find many helpful D.I.Y. videos on the Bunnings website.
A very warm welcome to the Workshop community. It's wonderful to have you join us. I'm looking forward to you sharing your woodworking journey with the community. It's certainly our aim to help facilitate the sharing of information, experience and skills.