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. We will continue with using the saw and the hand plane to cut and flatten our first component.

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2. Learning about wood

You will also acquire basic knowledge about the material 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. You will need to practice a lot to develop competency with sawing and planing.

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3. Learning to make a traditional joint

In the third lesson you will learn a traditional method of joining two or more pieces of wood: the halflap joint. There are many types of joint and the halflap joint is one of the simpler ones. Making the joint requires more refined skills and we will use a different set of tools too, but the practice of the past two lessons will 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!
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