Denis Lock

 

New workshop

The sale of our home in Bedfordview meant that I lost the workshop that had been my pride and joy for the last 40 years. Our pending move to a retirement village ruled out a new on-site workshop. Fortunately my sons discovered Storehouse (since rebranded as Co.Space) in Midrand. After three months of part-time work my new workshop (Unit E24) is ready to receive students. I ran my first session on 21 July - the start of a new era. I look forward to welcoming you to Unit E24. See my updated "Contact me" page.

 

The router is the tool that has had the greatest impact on both DIY and professional woodworking. With a router you can groove, rebate, and trim as well as cut decorative mouldings, tenons, mortices, a wide range of other joints and perform many more wood machining operations. To achieve this flexibility the router often needs to be augmented with jigs (some as simple as a scrap piece of wood and two C-clamps), guides and patterns. This provides me with the scope to offer a variety of courses and services.

Router school. A range (introductory, intermediate and advanced) of half-day router courses. Exploit the potential of your router and bring a new degree of proficiency and skill to a wide range of woodworking projects. I offer both one-on-one courses (or courses for small cohesive groups) on weekday mornings (plus limited Saturday slots) and multi-student courses on a Saturday morning.

Other courses. In addition to router courses I teach these important courses: Fundamentals of woodworking joints. What joint should I use?
Understanding and using wood. Learn more about the material you use.
Using a bandsaw. Make the most of this versatile saw.
Using a planer/thicknesser. Good work starts with good stock preparation.

Router shop. Router table top/fence packages, router bits, router accessories, clamps  and a range of router jigs such as morticing jigs.

Services. Consulting, design, help with a project, ad-hoc machining, purpose-built jigs and patterns and ad-hoc training on machines such as a planer/thicknesser and table saw. Solving problems with wood movement (warping and cracking) is a major focus.

Classified ads. I often get asked "Don't you know where I can get ....."? To try and help with these and similar questions I have added a classified advertisements section to my website. I hope it will help you find what you are looking for.

Articles. An index to help you find one of my The Home Handyman articles in your library.

 Last updated 12 September 2017