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Course Introduction to Carpentry

14 July to 14:30 - 15 July to 18:30


This is an introductory training in carpentry for those who want to begin to understand the wood and his workshop. This course is designed to lay the necessary foundations of a self-paced way in woodworking.


Pictures of previous editions 2016 | photo album here

Photos Building house in Madeira 2017 | album pictures here

Photos construction TimberFraming 2017 | album pictures here



Make known the fundamentals of this manual craft, tools, their use for various functions, types of wood, The wood treatment, among other knowledge base for the start of the woodwork. The training takes place in a rustic carpentry and includes theory and practice.


Contents | Program


Module 1 | 14h30 to 18:30


- Ferramenteca
- The names and uses, maintenance and correct use.
- Practice Session
- Sharpening Blades (We encourage participants to bring tools with blades for sharpening - chisels, plainas, scrapers, etc).
– A Xiloteca: Madeiras different for different uses
- Introduction to identify the woods
- Specific properties of common woods and their applications
- Noble wood Sintra: The Chestnut, Carvalho, Acacia Southern, Cedar, the Medronheiro, the Robínea among other
- Products for the treatment and preservation of wood (recipes and secrets to own production):
- Natural oils
- Natural treatment against borers and fungi
- Beeswax
- Ecological varnishes
- Ecological Paints oil-based and lime
- Harvesting and drying Wood
- Annual calendar and moon for harvest
- Ecological drying systems


Module 2 | 14h30 to 18:30

- Gaskets and Fittings
- Practice Session:
- Work with the Router and the "William"
- The correct use of Cola Animal
- Practice Session
- Fittings wood type Espiga
- Sanding and smooth
- The different types of planes and their applications
- Practice Session:
- Aprender a plainar
- The correct use of sandpaper
- Structures Carpentry



All who want to learn the basics of carpentry in an introductory way or want to deepen their knowledge on techniques, woods and treatments. It is not necessary previous experience.


How can I participate?

Exchange value | 40€ / person

limit 10 participants


Former | Afonso David | Carpenter and Permacultor

afonsoFor several years I dedicate myself to learning the wood with following a path of respect for the nobility and complexity of this material. I began my career in the forest, where I learned and developed techniques of sustainable forest management, making the chestnut recovery abandoned in the Serra de Sintra. In between I got involved for more than a year in the restoration of Ouguela Viscount's Palace with the guidance of recognized joinery master Luis Tomaz. Now I dedicate myself to the study and collection of knowledge and tools that allow me to follow a woodworking based on a philosophy of naturalism and manualidade.


14 July to 14:30
15 July to 18:30
Event Category:


Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio)
Street Luzio n15, Halloween cerrado
Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal


CESA | Ecoaldeia de Janas