BYO Project Woodworking Course

BYO Project Woodworking Course

Woodworking - Term Class

Next Available: Wed, 01 Mar 6:00PM (AEDT)
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3 hours x 6 Weeks
Over 50 people have attended this class


Are you one of the many aspiring woodworkers, furniture makers, object designers? You have loads of big ideas, a little experience (perhaps you’ve taken some of our other classes?) and you’re looking to commit to a more ambitious project? But you need the gear, space – and a little extra expertise?

 Join our Bring Your Own Project WoodWorking class!

 Over 4 weeks in a small group of up to 4, the teacher will support you as you progress though your self-directed project/s at your own pace. Once inducted on the machinery you will also have access to our workshop 6 days per week so you come back and work autonomously throughout the entire 6 week period. 

During the tutored sessions you’ll plan out your project, refine your designs, connect with local material suppliers, learn essential woodworking skills, new techniques and be inducted (or do a refresher) on our woodworking machinery.

Total beginners – this is not for you. You are asked to take one of our intro courses first- the chopping board course is a great option.  What do you get? 6 weeks, 3 hours a session, max 4 participants, and a dedicated Technician to help you:

  • Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Address skills gaps for essential woodwork skills.
  • Make a game plan for your project.
  • Have access to our workshop to continue working in between tutored sessions.
  • Refine and resolve the design and tackle making it.
  • Refresh your machinery and tool skills, and provide safety inductions as you need them.
  • Refine techniques and skills in making and machinery use.
  • Guide you through your project from beginning to end.
  • Some materials are included, but students are expected to bring their own materials for their projects – the teacher can help with recommendations.



  • Project Classes are intended for people who have achieved some proficiency in woodwork, but want a bit of support to realise more ambitious projects, work efficiently, hit new goals, or simply be safer in the workshop.


  • Book into the next available BYO Project class.
  • Bring drawings, materials, consumables (glue, screws, nails, sandpaper, masking tape etc.) and anything else you need to work on your project. MakerSpace can recommend suppliers. Please feel free to get in touch with us prior to your first class by emailing: to discuss your idea.
  • The technician will work across the group, making sure you stay on track.
  • Will you finish your project in the 6 weeks? Depends on your project and your skill level, but good things take time. It will likely take several sessions, and the Tech will be happy to scope this with you as you progress.


Leon Curtis is an industrial designer and fine furniture maker. He has undertaken an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Design at Enmore Design Centre, a Certificate IV in Fine Furniture Fabrication & Design at the Sturt School of Wood and a Certificate III in Cabinet Making.

He has a strong passion for innovative and contemporary design processes that combine emerging technologies and traditional handcrafted techniques.

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults. The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. 

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

What to Wear

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn

  • Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Address skills gaps for essential woodwork skills.
  • Make a game plan for your project.

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.
  • All tools and safety equipment are included in the price of the class.

What to bring

  • Materials for your project.

What to wear

Please wear wool or cotton clothes and sturdy closed toed shoes or boots to the class.

Appropriate for

If you are looking for totally new skills and this department is new to you, please check out our CLASS page – we offer one-on-one tuition if you can’t find what you’re looking for!

MakerSpace & Company

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A place for people to make things

Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.

We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.

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4.8 (9 reviews)
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21 Dec 2022
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YVONNErated it
17 Nov 2022
This world was completely new to me. I felt this class has helped me gain confidence and develop skills in all areas including knowledge with the materials and machinery whilst being more comfortable in the workspace. Chris and Jerry are both helpful teachers, very knowledgeable and are happy to support you through your special project!
Fionarated it
31 Dec 2021
Great to have supported access to all the equipment. It was a steep learning curve from the cutting board class so planning your project is important.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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