In your own time

Think you have no time to learn a new skill like woodworking? Think again! No more waking up at 5 AM and struggling to fit a 6 weeks course into your busy schedule.

With MakerSchole, the best learning from experts occurs when and where you want.

Hassle free

To prepare the wood, you need a range of heavy machinery such as a jointer-planner, thicknesser, bandsaw, tabletop saw, not to mention a dust extractor...

Without a doubt, the most daunting and frustrating part of getting started with woodworking.

We take care of that hassle by preparing all of the materials and shipping them to your doorstep for you.

How Maker Schole Works

We work directly with designer-makers to create a digital and hands-on experience with everything you need to learn woodworking and make from home.

Work on a real project from a designer-maker

Our course is project-based and designed for learning from the get-go. You'll work on a real woodworking project by a renowed furniture designer that encompasses all the foundational techniques and builds upon them.

On-Demand High Quality Videos

Our course is available on-demand. This means you can study as fast or slow as you need to, replay the steps that you’re having issues with, and go back to the videos you’ve already watched.

Course Materials Delivered to You

We built an entire workshop from the ground up to prepare solid timber and hand-make your jigs, all shipped to your doorstep.

Hear From our Students

Casey Hosking

First-time amateur woodworker

Since I started spending so much time at home, I found it really difficult to find the pretext for some me-time.
Setting some time aside for myself each day to learn something new and use my hands has been the most mindful activity I've experienced.
Going through the danish side table has really taught me to enjoy the journey and not the destination

Sam Wiechula

Architect and beginner woodworker

This course provides a great jumping-off point for getting started with woodworking

Anthony Ngo

Woodworking enthusiast

You really only get a taste of woodworking when you learn to make a table using only hand tools. It's not as easy as you might think!

Here is how Maker Schole works:

Select a Project from our Library

Select a course from our library that matches your skill level.

*We are currently offering an entry-level course. More to come!

Start your Tool Library

Woodworking is a life-long journey and getting a good set of tools is as fundamental as getting your basics right!

Each one of our courses requires a set of tools - Which we've curated and sell separately.

Unbox!

No need to spend all the weekend doing hardware-shop runs!

We'll ship all of the machined timber and consumables to you

Access the videos

You'll have access to all the on-demand videos on our platform.

We work with a team of videographers and woodworking instructors to capture the fundamental essence of learning a hands-on skill on video.

Ask Questions

Got stuck? We are here to help! Jump on our community platform and ask away

Showcase

Be proud of what you achieved! After so many weeks, sweat and tears, you'll have something to pass onto the next generations. Showcase your work with other makers

Explore Our Courses

Make a Danish Side Table with Liam Thomas

(course materials included)

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking
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Frequently Asked Questions

What previous experience do I need?

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You don't need any previous experience to get started.

This project was designed to guide our students through a journey of learning woodworking. Each step of the project involves traditional woodworking techniques and you’ll be able to develop some hands on feel for traditional woodworking.

You’ll gain an overall feel for the making experience and the traditional woodworking ecosystem while being exposed to the relaxing effects of working with your hands.

Do I need access to a workshop?

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This project is meant to be complete with hand tools only. You don’t need access to a professional workshop.

However, you’ll have to find a surface in which you can work with. We highly recommend using a sacrificial board made of scrap timber. By doing this, you wont risk damaging anything beyond the scrap board!

Working with your hands is extremely cathartic and is the perfect pretext for your to have some “me time”. We recommend that you find a space in which you can focus on your craft and work uninterruptedly.

What materials are included with the course?

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With each course, you'll receive your materials package that include selected solid-timber that was prepared in our workshop.

Does these courses come with the tools?

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The tools are not included with the course.

We truly believe that woodworking is a life-long journey and getting a good set of tools is as fundamental as getting your basics right!

Some of our makers already have access to a local shed, or might have some tools at home. Nonetheless, we've curated a bundle of Hand Tools Kit and Marking Kit to help beginners get started - You can find them available here at our online store.

Do I need any machines or power tools?

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For now, all of our courses focus 100% on using only hand tools.

All of the required machinery is done previously at our workshop. We use our woodworking workshop to individually plane, thicken and square all of the parts that we send over to you.

What type of Timber was used?

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We work with a local mill to source certified Tasmanian oak, and we go through all of the heavy machinery in our workshop.

Working with solid timber is a complex and intricate process, that's why we process all the timber to flat it out, square it all, and get it ready to be manipulated with hand tools only.

Do I have any support while working on this project?

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Absolutely! As you start your course you’ll get access to our digital platform, in which you can meet other makers and ask us questions

What if I have questions?

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By joining our digital platform you’ll be able to communicate with our team and other makers working on the same project.

You can ask questions directly to the community, or check previously asked questions to see if you can find the answer to what you’re looking for.

What if I make a mistake and damage some of my components?

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All the components can be purchased separately.

If you ruin a component, send us an e-mail on hello@fab9.com.au to order a replacement.