What do we offer ?

Tournevie offers courses to teach you the basics of certain machines and techniques. Thereafter you can hone your skills in our dedicated workshop.

 

Where ?

Most sessions take place in our workshop in Anderlecht. This is the same place where you can practice or carry out your own projects.

 
 

Here’s a brief description of our courses and workshops.
Check out the calendar below for more information, time & dates, and how to subscribe.

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Intro to the Workshop
(free)

Come in and meet Hugh, our workshop manager. Get in touch with him to get check the full range of tools available to workshop users and to discuss your projects.

 
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Metal #1 : The basics
(€60)

You learn the basics to shape and work metal. Thanks to these techniques, you are well prepared to start the heavier work, such as welding. Required for Metal #2.

 
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Furniture making
(€260)

Over the course of 4 afternoons, our instructor will take you through the essential steps of furniture making, from design to final assembly, in this case of a wooden stool.

 
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power drills
(€40)

There is a lot more to making a round hole than many think ! This training covers drilling in metal, wood and stone and placing bolts, screws and plugs.

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Workshop Basics #1
(€40)

Here we explain how to use the band saw, mitre saw, dremel, air tools and more. This is mandatory for people wanting to become a regular subscriber to the workshop.

 
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Metal #2 : MIG Welding
(€65)

Here we reveal the theory behind welding and how metal and heat interact. You’ll discover different welding techniques. You need to have followed the Metal #1 course.

 
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Hammer time !
(€75)

Always searching for the right hammer ? Time to make your own ! Here you’ll get to rescue a vintage hammer head and restore it into a lifetime tool you can take home.

 
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Sharpening blades
(€50)

Get the edge on keeping your chisels, knives and blades sharp ! In this practical workshop you’ll be learning a variety of hand and machine skills. No experience required.

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Workshop Basics #2
(€40)

Continuation of workshop basics #1, including the table saw and the planer / thicknesser. Mandatory for those becoming a regular subscriber to the workshop.

 
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Metal : ARC Welding
(€50)

You’ll learn the ropes of the inverter DC stick welder you can borrow in our tool library and which you can easily use at home. No previous experience necessary.

 
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The Magnetic knife holder
(€85)

Starting from a piece of rough-cut hardwood, strong neodymium magnets, and choosing between different designs, you'll make your own wall mounted magnetic knife rack.

 
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The chain saw
(€80)

Many would like to have a go with a chain saw, but few people actually know how to use it properly. In this course, we teach how to keep you from lopping off an arm or a leg.

 

Attention: online payment is possible only with credit card / apple pay. Contact us if you want to pay otherwise.

A course or workshop you’re interested in isn’t scheduled at the moment?

Let us know by mail which session you’d like to attend. We’ll contact you when a new session is planned.

 

Who are our trainers ?

Jan Huygh   The Teacher   After a successful career in information technology Jan founded  Atelier Vilvoorde , one of the first Maker Spaces in Belgium.  Jan loves to teach and has developed several trainings in woodworking, 3D-design, laser-cutting. analog- and digital electronics. He takes care of our courses related to woodworking (tools).

Jan Huygh
The Teacher

After a successful career in information technology Jan founded Atelier Vilvoorde, one of the first Maker Spaces in Belgium.

Jan loves to teach and has developed several trainings in woodworking, 3D-design, laser-cutting. analog- and digital electronics. He takes care of our courses related to woodworking (tools).

Hugh Roche Kelly   Tool Warrior from the Emerald Isle   Hugh is from Ireland and lives in Brussels. He is a hobbyist woodworker, and has worked as a technical director in performing and visual arts (whatever that means) for the past 12 years.  You will find Hugh manning our  workshop space . Get in touch with him if you want advise on a specific project.

Hugh Roche Kelly
Tool Warrior from the Emerald Isle

Hugh is from Ireland and lives in Brussels. He is a hobbyist woodworker, and has worked as a technical director in performing and visual arts (whatever that means) for the past 12 years.

You will find Hugh manning our workshop space. Get in touch with him if you want advise on a specific project.

Thomas Opsomer   Tournevie's Premier Tool Ninja   With a decade as a Makita product specialist under his belt, Thomas can name each single part of a hammer drill  in Latin .  He divides his time between iFixit, Tournevie, renovating his house, and answering a myriad of questions from his two lovely kids (by now, his wife knows better than to get him started).

Thomas Opsomer
Tournevie's Premier Tool Ninja

With a decade as a Makita product specialist under his belt, Thomas can name each single part of a hammer drill in Latin.

He divides his time between iFixit, Tournevie, renovating his house, and answering a myriad of questions from his two lovely kids (by now, his wife knows better than to get him started).