Denis Lock

 

Start of year 10

Wednesday 19 April 2017: Today is the start of my tenth year teaching woodworkers to get the most out of their routers. In the last nine years I have run 468 courses and welcomed 510 students. Collectively they have attended 1163 sessions: an average of 2,3 sessions per student. Thank you to all those who have helped me reach these numbers. Click here for details.

 

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 weekdays (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.

Router shop. Selected router models, 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 19 April  2017