All-Level Classes with Richard Crosland

Richard’s All-Level Classes run at various times during the week.

The All-Level Classes with Richard can be done over a prepaid  6 x 3 hour class period for $499.00 inc GST, during the week, evenings or on Saturdays. This price also includes a copy of Richard’s book. Richard takes students who range from beginners to advanced, some of whom have been with him for over 20 years.

It is not necessary to do the Sunday beginner’s class with Adam before joining  Richard’s classes. These classes enable students to nominate their own project right  from the start and to work at their own pace. Richard takes them through their chosen project from the design stage, right through to the finished piece, teaching techniques as required, whether using hand tools, power tools or machines.

Payment is required in advance for 6 weeks, and a student can start as soon as a vacancy opens up in his/her preferred time slot.

‘Woodworking Course’ written and illustrated by Richard Crosland

All hard copies were sold out years ago. There has since been a reprint, and you get your copy of Richard’s book here.

A comprehensive guide to the tools and techniques of woodworking.

‘Woodworking Course’ is an extremely useful and easy-to-follow handbook for anyone interested in woodworking — from the complete novice to the fine woodworker. It is packed with practical information and handy tips the author has gained over 40 years of timber dressing, making custom furniture and fine woodworking.

This easily accessible eBook fully describes the tools of the craft and explains how to use them properly. It then guides readers through the basic joint techniques of woodworking, with step-by-step instructions on how to complete several projects by hand or machine. The projects include a plant stand, a small box, a blanket box, a bookcase, a stool, a coffee table, and a dining table.

Other important considerations and skills covered include:

  • Setting up your workshop
  • Hand and power tools you will need
  • Specialist Machinery
  • Buying Timber
  • Choosing artificial materials
  • Sharpening and honing
  • Dressing Timber
  • Veneering
  • Finishing
  • Producing technical drawings

The lessons in Richard Crosland’s book ‘Woodworking Course’ are brought to life in the . Use it to teach Industrial Technology Timber at high school, show the video and provide the tools, the timber and the space. Print off the pdf file and read about all the techniques, or try them out in any fully equipped garage or shed.

The lessons include:

  • Dressing Timber
  • Halving Joint
  • Dovetail Joints
  • Building a Mitre Box

The Short Course on Sundays series is currently being taught by Adam Crosland

The First Volume of the Short Course Series:

Lesson 1: ‘Dressed All Round’ – 36min:16sec

With the advent of technology, dressing timber has become a lost art. Turning a rough sawn piece of timber into something smooth and square is more difficult than it looks. The art of dressing timber, as well as the use of several hand tools, is demonstrated in Richard’s first class.

Lesson 2: ‘Halving Joint’ – 30min:08sec

This lesson focuses on producing the perfect halving joint using the dressed piece from Lesson 1. Richard also introduces more tools to the viewer.

Please fill out the Enquiries form in regards to purchasing a course for yourself or a friend.

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