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In our Woodworking Workshop students learn traditional and modern woodworking techniques. They become familiar with the nature of wood and learn the key rules of using wood in the production of every day objects. Under the supervision of experienced teachers, students go through all phases of the design process, from prototypes to the detailed final products.

What equipment is available?

Our professional woodworking equipment offers a huge range of possibilities for creative endeavors. Students have access to the following machines: circular saws, milling machines, grinders, a wood-turning lathe, a band saw, a drill press, and a horizontal wood boring machine. The workshop is also equipped with numerous power tools, such as: jigsaws, electric screwdrivers, grinders, electric planers, a plunge router, and a few hundred traditional non-electric tools. There is also an ample supply of wood materials.

Our prototyping studio is a part of the woodworking workshop. It provides students with a respite from the intensive work that is ongoing in the main workshop. The prototyping studio, which is available to students also outside of the teaching hours, is a space for experimenting, individual concept development, and group brainstorming. This very spacious room, ideal for developing large format projects, is equipped with many tables, seating spaces, and boards.

What can you learn at the Woodworking Workshop?

Cutting, polishing, drilling, bending wood using the vacuum and heating technique, shaving and cutting using analogue and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machines, gluing, shaving, and wood turning - these are just a few techniques that you will learn in our woodworking workshop.

The variety of the equipment at your disposal allows you to develop prototypes and objects using many techniques. You will begin with a raw plunk of wood, and you will learn how to make plywood and ply board. Then you will work with these materials using hand tools and various machines. You will also acquire knowledge about wood-based materials and how to shape and combine them. Furthermore, you will make your own tools and non-standard elements, which will meet unique requirements of your project.

Once you complete our equipment training, you will be able to use the majority of the machines and tools available in the woodworking workshop. If you wish to further develop your woodworking skills, you may learn how to use all of the machines, during additional individual training sessions.

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Who will you meet at the Woodworking Workshop?

Dawid Korzeniewski
Head of the Woodworking and the Ironworks Workshops, an architect, and a designer.

 

 

Franek Maj
Assistant the Woodworking and the Ironworks Workshops

 

 

Maciej Leśniak
Assistant at the Woodworking and Ironworks Workshops, a wood technology engineer, designer