Carpentry Workshop

Petua Kugler & Wolfgang Heigemeier

Mirjam Fee Barsties, Kai Schmitzer, Guido Naujoks, Leimeule, 2012

Students are familiarised with the diverse properties and extensive uses of wood in the carpentry workshop. The natural material satisfies practical requirements while providing creative space for students to develop a personal approach to the material.

The carpentry workshop offers a basic course in woodcraft. During this introductory course artisan techniques are taught and experimental applications explored to allow students to realise their own projects on this basis.



  • Six workbenches with specific hand tools (saws, chisels, clamps etc.)
  • Power tools: cordless screwdriver, jig saw, hand-held circular saw, impact drilling machine, biscuit joiner, router, vacuum cleaner
  • Floorstanding machines: box column drill, fretsaw, chop saw, Tormek sander, slot mortising machine, veneer press
  • Machine room with circular saw, band saw, combined planer/sizer, milling machine, disc sander, belt sander



Course content

  • Safe working with hand-held tools: power hand tools and woodworking machines
  • Learning special techniques: turning, inlaid work, bending, grinding of cutting tools etc.
  • Building displays for exhibition presentations (e.g. frames, plinths, wall mounts)



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