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Practical skills workshops at the Bower (Sydney, Australia)
« on: September 25, 2016, 11:38:44 PM »
The other week myself and hubby did a basic carpentry course put on by the Bower (re-use/recycling centre) in Sydney. It was excellent and I really recommend it if anyone missed out on being taught the basics. We learnt how to measure, nail, screw and handsaw properly and also how to use various powertools including a circular saw, drill, impact driver, drop saw & angle grinder. They also have a table saw. 

I think they have just put the prices up as I'm sure we paid $35 each and it's now $60+. That's fair enough though, they are pretty popular courses and we were hands on building a basic crate each (all materials supplied) and learning stuff for about 6 hours. Other courses include furniture painting and restoration. Here's the link:
http://bower.org.au/workshops/

The Bower also has rent a bench arrangements where you can rent their space and tools for your own project. The workshop is in Redfern.

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Re: Practical skills workshops at the Bower (Sydney, Australia)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 05:16:40 AM »
This looks really interesting... thanks for sharing!

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Re: Practical skills workshops at the Bower (Sydney, Australia)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 06:04:39 AM »
Their new store in Parra looks pretty good too.