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WORKSHOPS - LEARN WOODWORKING OR EXPAND YOUR SKILLS
If you are looking to expand your woodworking knowledge or looking for somewhere to start take a look at some of the courses listed below - which we believe are some of the best and well known woodworking courses/workshops in Australia.

The courses listed below for beginners, right through to intermediate woodworkers with prices and availability varying to fit into any schedule.

Alternatively, Carbatec holds free woodworking demonstrations in their stores around Australia. See the upcoming demonstrations at Carbatec here.

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Queensland    
Bywater Design
by Stuart Bywater
182 Crockford St
Northgate QLD 4013
Stuart Bywater offers classes in Fine Furniture and is most famous for his Wooden Surfboard Workshops. The classes run for four days and are extremely popular, so make sure you book well in advance!
Cost: differs between workshops
For more information, visit www.bywaterdesign.com.au/.
Cooroora Institute 780 Cooroy Belli Creed Rd
Blackmountain QLD 4563
The Cooroora Institue offers a range of workshops in fine crafts on the Sunshine Coast. Ross Annels teaches fine woodworking and furniture making classes, and with other visiting artists they offer classes and workshops in specialised skills including chairmaking, steambending and laminating, handtool woodworking, woodturning, spoon carving and sculpture.
Cost: from $200
For more information, visit www.cooroorainstitute.org.
Damion Fauser
Unit 4/38 Limeston Street
Darra QLD 4076
Damion runs fine woodworking classes and loves to share his passion for this craft. Damions has classes suited to all skill levels and students can attend one of the classes running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6am - 10pm. For more information on times & prices, visit www.damionfauser.com.
Richard Vaughan Unit 7/16 Sping Street
Sumner Park QLD 4074
Richard specialises in classes on jointing. His workshops run for seven weeks, where participants will attend a one four hour session each week on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Cost: $660
For more information visit www.richardvaughan.com.au
RM School of Woodworking
by Rob McKee
Woodturners Society of QLD - Hall
19 Pine Street
Greenslopes QLD 4120
The RM School of Woodworking runs an array of different courses in woodworking (router courses, furniture making, finishing) to woodturning and power tools courses. Courses run for beginners to intermediate wooworkers and prices vary per course.
Cost: $150 - $450
For more information, visit www.rmschoolofwoodworking.net.au.
Robert Howard 25 Stephens Rd
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Robert Howard runs fine woodworking classes in either furniture making or woodcarving. The classes are open to complete beginners so make sure to check this class out if you are just starting and looking to pick up the basic skills in fine woodworking. Robert supplies all tools and equipment so it is a great opportunity for you to use some tools before making a big investment - or if you already have tools, bring them along!
Cost: $70 per class
For more information, visit www.roberthoward.com.au.
The Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork
by Roy Schack
73 Mount O'Reilly Rd
Samford QLD 4520
Roy Schack runs The Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork to encourage studernts to make their own masterpieces. Roy's workshops are fully equipped as professional workshops - providing you with the perfect set up to learn fine woodworking.
Cost: from $1,100 per workshop
For more information, visit www.royschack.com.
Woodworking for Women
by Patt Gregory
48 Main Arm Road
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Pat runs 4 day woodworking workshops on basic furniture making, table making and a short one day fundamentals of woodworking class. Pat specialises in teaching women woodworking as she understand and appreciates they see woodworking differently and like to learn differently aswell. If you have always wanted to make a start in woodworking, Pat's workshops give you a place to learn and be surrounded by like-minded ladies.
Cost: $115 - $595 depending on workshop
For more information, visit www.woodworkforwomen.com.au.
Victoria    
Handsome & Co
19 Lincoln St
Richmond VIC 3121
Handsome & Co offer term long courses wich provide students with the fundamentals in hand tool skills and methodologies needed to create fine wood objetcs.
Cost: from $595 per term
For more information visit www.handsomeandco.com.
Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking
14 Cottage St
Blackburn VIC 3130
The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking offers 8 & 9 week courses that help students undertake their own projects with the help of professional tutors. Classes are small with max of 8 students which allows for a lot of assistance.
Cost: from $492 per term
For more information visit www.mgfw.com.au.
Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking (MSFW)
6 Rowern Court
Box Hill VIC 3128
MSFW is a not-for-profit woodworking club that specializes in specialist workshops, tutor groups and project based courses in fine furniture for woodworkers of all skill levels.
Cost: from $55 for tutoring & from $150 for short courses
For more information visit www.msfw.org.au.
Phoebe Everill
100 Pollards Lane
Drummond VIC 3461
Phoebe runs weekly classes for beginners throught to advanced woodworkers on tuning & sharpening to jig making and more.
For more information visit www.phoebeeverill.com.
New South Wales    
Splinter Workshop
Suite 1.21 Level 2
75 Mary St
St Peters NSW 2044
Splinter Workshop focuses on the training of the proper use of hand tools and developing hand skills. They promote a relaxed atmostphere where you can work at your own pace.
Cost: from $770 for short courses
www.splinterworkshop.com.au.
Western Australia    
Perth Wood School
81 Abermethy Road
Belmont WA 6140
Perth Wood School offers 12 different courses from how to hand cut a dovetail to projects like a hall table course. They also offer an introductory woodworking course - perfec for those just starting out.
Cost: $140 - $850 depending on course
www.perthwoodschool.com.au.
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