What will you be learning in Course Eén? – Atelier Espenaer

What will you be learning in Course Eén?

To give you a better idea of what you can expect in Course Eén, we are happy to take you through the lessons with a visual tour.

The photos are from earlier classes of Course Eén.

1. The basics: measuring, marking, sawing, and planing

Before you even pick up a saw or a plane, you need to know how to measure and mark accurately and consistently. That is what we start the course with, but these skills remain important in every stage of the making process. Subsequently, you will learn how to properly use a handsaw and a hand plane to create components out of rough lumber for your project.

Learn woodworking in Amsterdam at Atelier Espenaer
Artisanal Woodworking courses in Amsterdam @ Atelier Espenaer
Cursus houtbewerking in Amsterdam bij Atelier Espenaer
Artisanal Woodworking Workshop in Amsterdam at Atelier Espenaer

2. Learning about wood

In the second lesson you will acquire basic knowledge about the material that we work with: solid wood. You will learn about basic properties of wood and the diversity in wood types. After our talk about wood, you will continue with the project you started in the first lesson and gain more experience with sawing and planing. Continuous and repetitive practice is necessary to actually acquire competence. Practice makes perfect, as the expression goes!

Woodworking courses in Amsterdam at Atelier Espenaer
Cursus ambachtelijke houtbewerking in Amsterdam @ Atelier Espenaer

3. Learning to make a traditional joint

After having created the components, it is time to to join these components. In this course you will learn to do that using a traditional woodworking joint. There are many types of joints and we will do one of them: the halflap joint. Making the joint requires more refined skills and you will use a different set of tools too, but the practice of the past two lessons will still come in handy.

4. Glue and finishes

Finally, every project naturally needs to be assembled and finished at the end of the making process. For this reason, you will also learn about assembly, glues, and finishes, like oil and varnish, in this course.

Finishing with oil

End of tour!
Do you have any questions? Get in touch

Would you like to join Course Eén?

Click to see available classes »

Espenaer icon