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Inservice for organisations


Organisations that use the Gifkins Dovetail jig will benefit from an in-service workshop by Col Hosie.

Col will tailor a course to suit your organisation’s desired learning outcomes, ensuring your participants come away from the session with a wealth of knowledge and box making experiences.

We will travel to your organisation to conduct the in-service in your workshop.

We are happy to negotiate the length and content of a jig in-service and box making course. You choose which format is appropriate for your organisation:

[1] a demonstration and information session on the Gifkins jig and box making, with no ‘hands-on’ audience participation; or,

[2] a session where participants watch Col demonstrate and then step through each process to make a box.

See an example of a typical session at Dovetail jig and box making inservicing.

Col Hosie box maker and teacher

Col Hosie box maker and teacher, has a background in teaching industrial arts, wood turning and furniture design and construction. Since we purchased Gifkins Dovetail in 2011, manufacturing Gifkins products has kept him busy.

In his ‘spare’ time he concentrates on mastering fine box making. His boxes are available through our website and for sale in a number of galleries throughout Australia.

Col demonstrates box making for enthusiasts at trade shows and special events, and teaching box making to students in his workshop. He also conducts in-servicing for schools and wood groups.

Col’s aim is to keep box making simple and enjoyable for everyone.

Call us about a box making class in our workshop, or for an in-service for your organisation.
Col 0411 283 802