Local woodworker and Sustainable Living Armidale member Bar Finch will be conducting a Basic Home Maintenance Course over six weeks starting next Friday, February 17th.
Most of us could fix more things around the house with a bit more confidence, a bit more knowledge, a set of basic tools, and an opportunity to practise. This course aims to deliver just that, and save money (and help save the planet by not consuming so much stuff).
It will be run over six two-hour weekly sessions, from Friday 17th February through to Friday the 24th of March, from 3pm to 5pm, at the Mens Shed. Each two hour session will include some instruction, some demonstration and quite a lot of hands-on practice.
It is basic home maintenance, it’s not about major renovations or making things, but about the use of simple tools, fixing and repairing things around the house, and knowing when it’s OK to have a go yourself, and when to get professional help.
The course will cover what is a modest set of tools for a household, and also show and demonstrate additional tools and techniques. You will be able to practice the basic skills of hammering, screwing, and sawing, and learn how to do basic things like picture hanging, fixing holes, repairing torn flyscreens, and dealing with sticking drawers. The course will also include a tour of a hardware store.
There is a limit of ten students, and enrolments will be on a ‘first-in’ basis. The cost for the six-session course is up to you, between $60 and $30, to cover expenses, materials and teacher fee.