Dovetail jig and box making inservicing

The dovetail jig and box making inservicing is designed for teachers at high schools and colleges and mentors, and group leaders at woodworking groups and mens’ sheds.

Col Hosie is an accomplished teacher with over thirty years experience in teaching and curriculum development.

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

We will travel to your organisation to conduct the inservice in your workshop. Alternatively, we conduct box making courses in our workshop in Coffs Harbour, NSW.

The timing and course duration is flexible and open to negotiation.

You choose which format is appropriate for your organisation:

[1] One day Gifkins seminar at your premises

A demonstration and information session with Col using the Gifkins jig to make box. As there is no ‘hands-on’ audience participation, this format suits a larger group.

Numbers: open
Duration: 9.00am to 4.00pm, with breaks for morning tea and lunch [catering not included in the fee]
Location: at your premises
Course seminar fee: $700 per day [incl GST]. Additional fee: travel expenses and accommodation.

[2] One day demonstration and participation workshop

A session where participants work alongside Col as he demonstrates each process in making a small box. The format suits a maximum of four participants.

Each participant is provided with material for two desktop boxes: prepared timber for one box, and one raw fitted box to use during the workshop. Some equipment mau be supplied depending on the course requirement and set-up of your workshop.

Numbers: up to four participants
Duration: 9.00am to 4.00pm, with breaks for morning tea and lunch [catering not included in the fee]
Location: at your premises
Course seminar fee: $700 per day [incl GST].
Additional fees: travel expenses and accommodation; and box making materials $130 per person

[3] A Gifkins box making course in Coffs Harbour

Another viable options is to attend a box making course in our workshop.

The advantages are:

  • you can negotiate a course date to suit your work schedule
  • choose the course length to suit your needs, and
  • enjoy uninterrupted course time with Col in the purpose-built box making classroom.

See Box making courses by Col Hosie for more details.

Numbers: up to two participants
Duration: 9.00am to 4.00pm, with breaks for morning tea and lunch [included]
Location: our box making workshop in Coffs Harbour, NSW
Course seminar fee: $475 per person per  day [incl GST]. Fee includes materials for two boxes.