Wood Working in a Day FAB
Make a Peanut Feeder for Squirrels
Wood Working in a Day for Absolute Beginners
In this tutorial we will make a simple squirrel feeder like the one pictured, in Iroko.
Iroko is an African tropical hard wood, similar in appearance to Teak and being resistant to both rot and insect attack.
This course will introduce you to using the following tools
Festool OF1010 Router
Random Orbital Sander
The course materials cost £30, which includes all of the Iroko boards needed to make the project, which will be yours to keep at the end of the day. Everything you need to complete the project will be included (either in the materials package or as "free issue" supplies in Makespace) and no prior experience will be assumed, although for safety reasons you will need to complete the online training for all of the red equipment which you will need to use, you DO NOT need to schedule a practical assessment for these tools, this will be done as part of the day.
Once you have been registered on the course you will need to provide payment by bank transfer at least 1 day before the first session.
The course will consist of a single session, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. Each step of the project will be discussed and demonstrated. Each participant will then have the opportunity to complete that step of the process on their project.
The materials for the project will be provided as a set of boards cut to rough length and planed to thickness. It may be possible to link this with a session a week before to mill these boards from rough saen boards using the Planer / Thicknesser.
Introduction and Overview
Distribution of materials
Overview of the whole project
Cutting with the Plunge Saw and MFT Workbench
Discussion of use of the Plunge Saw and MFT top
Demonstration of cutting
Rip (lengthwise) cuts
Each participant to cut all pieces for their project.
Discussion of loose tenon joinery
Demonstration of Domino Joiner for
Edge to edge joints
End to face joints
Each participant to cut mortices for their project
Routing with the Festool OF1010 Router
Discussion of routing
Demonstration of routing a slot
Each participant to cut all slots for their project
Demonstration of edge trimming using a template
Each participant to round the top of the back for their project
Final Cutting, Gluing and Assembly
Demonstration of gluing, assembly and clamping.
Each participant to glue and assemble their project
Sanding and Finishing
Discussion of sanding
Demonstration of sanding with the random orbital sander
Discussion of finishing and polishing
Demonstration of hinge fixing
Each participant to attach their lid with a hinge and apply finish