Class description

This is a two-day workshop for students who wish to develop their skills in box-making.

You’ll be introduced to the foundations of box-making with an emphasis on hand tools. We’ll cover the use of different planes, including block planes, smoothing planes, rebate planes, plow planes and plane shooting boards to create the box.

Other skills that’ll be taught include measuring and marking, hand sawing, veneer splines, homemade clamps, oils and shellac will also be covered during the course.

Suitable for beginners with no experience up to intermediate students. Children 14+ are welcome to participate in this course.

Please note, we require a parent or guardian to be on the premises for the duration of the class if a minor is attending.


You’ll not only have crafted elegant storage solutions, but also honed your skills in precision joinery. With expertise in cutting, fitting, and assembling mitered corners, you’ll be ready to approach more intricate woodworking projects with confidence.


PPE will be supplied however students wishing to bring their own should come with a face mask, safety glasses or goggles and earmuffs or earplugs.

Closed shoes are a mandatory requirement for all students.

Those with their own tools relevant to the class should also bring them along to get better accustomed at using them but we also supply all tools if you don’t have any.

We have a kitchen onsite with fridge and microwave for those that want to bring their own food, and there are also takeaway options within walking distance.

WORK SHOP location

12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

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About David Lim

David divides his time between making with wood and teaching at Wood Academy and Timberbits. David has made over 26,000 pens and thousands of boxes, which are sold through Wood Galleries around Australia and China. David believes in continuous lifelong learning and has spent many hours with different Master Makers from Australia and around the world. David's preference is to make smaller artifacts out of highly figured Australian timbers, which he mainly directly sources from Tasmania.
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