Carpentry Tools and Services Demonstration

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The School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors for two Saturdays in June to give public demonstrations of its new carpentry equipment and services. Local carpenters, craftsmen, and apprentices spent hours examining the machines and getting their questions answered about how these new tools can improve their work.

Victor, one of the Carpentry & Construction students, explains the various uses of the band saw, which is an entirely new tool in Kumbo.

Victor, one of the Carpentry & Construction students, explains the various uses of the band saw, which is an entirely new tool in Kumbo.

Students from the School of Carpentry & Construction led the tours and gave the demonstrations. They explained that local carpenters can have access to all of the tools through the new Specialty Woodworking Service Program. Through this program, carpenters will now be able to bring in boards to be cut, sanded, and finished by trained Carpentry & Construction Technicians.

Stephen demonstrates the mortising machine, a tool which will save carpenters from hours of chiseling out joint mortises.

Stephen demonstrates the mortising machine, a tool which will save carpenters from hours of chiseling out joint mortises.

For both the professional craftsman and the amateur woodworker, this service will provide increased value and productivity to projects while decreasing time and labor. After the demonstration a local carpenter commented, “With these tools I will be able to make better furniture and so much more quickly!” The Himalayan Institute Cameroon hopes that this service will enable carpenters to increase the size of their businesses, and as businesses thrive and grow this will create more opportunities for employment.

Edwin demonstrates the safety precautions that are used when operating the table saw.

Edwin demonstrates the safety precautions that are used when operating the table saw.

For more information about the School of Carpentry & Construction please see: New Carpentry Tools for Kumbo and Carpentry Class Launching.

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