Hard Materials – Wood

I’m excited to be a part of the amazing team at Devon Intermediate working in the Wood department. I’ve been a keen craftsman from a young age, making furniture, frames, carving and wood turning as a hobby. My wife and I moved to New Plymouth in 2016 from Auckland, a move that has been very positive for the both of us.

In the workshop our year 7’s will be getting hands on experience with many of the hand tools, learning the basics of good wood working techniques. They are making a variety of products that will be engaging, challenging and fun. The year 8’s are using their prior skills to push their boundaries in our program this year. Students are making marionettes that involve a number of challenging wood craft techniques. In wood tech we look to our Mana expectations to reinforce good work shop practices.


Kind regards

Joe Carey