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PXI Community Allotments

340 Herries Road

Sheffield

S5 7JQ

United Kingdom

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This workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of a drill. And you'll take home a handcrafted cold frame!

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If you've never used a drill, this workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of a drill. You'll learn to make a pilot hole and how to choose the right screw for the job.

A cold frame is a planter with a transparent lid that allows sunlight in and traps the heat to help protect your plants from cold, wet and soggy weather.

We'll be building different types of upcycled cold-frames for our community allotment and hopefully give you some inspiration for what you might like to use.

If you are able to bring any old windows, plastic sheeting or even plastic bottles! We can show you clever ways to get your cold-frame ready.

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This training is funded by PXI Community Allotments and is intended primarily to prioritise the people living and working in the Southey and Firth Park areas. However, we do have a few additional 'Outside Area tickets' for people outside these communities. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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At this workshop, you can learn these techniques and skills:

  • The basics of using a drill
  • Using a handsaw
  • Safety awareness

What’s included:

  • All tools and material will be provided
  • Safe working practices
  • Introduction to tools and techniques
  • Personal protective equipment plus apron to wear
  • Unlimited answers to your questions

How to prepare:

  • Join our pre-event Whatsapp group (a link will be sent when you book)
  • Wear closed toe shoes and tie hair and loose items back
  • See our map to plan for public transport, taxi and parking on the day

Covid measures:

  • Socially distanced
  • Face masks
  • Own tools
  • Bring your own mugs/cups
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes

If you have any questions please email for further information: hello@brightboxmakerspace.com

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PXI Community Allotments

340 Herries Road

Sheffield

S5 7JQ

United Kingdom

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Organiser Brightbox Makerspace

Organiser of DIY Cold Frame

We're a social enterprise encouraging everyone to play with tech, engineering and arts. 

Hi! I'm the founder of Bright Box and #girlswithdrills, Kisha. I'm an engineer and creative. I left my job making cool stuff for cars and aeroplanes to create opportunities for everyone to access role models in science, tech, engineering and maths industries in an atmosphere where the children and adults were encouraged to use their imagination to solve problems. A friend once said to me, 'Fear of failure stifles creativity.' I couldn't agree more!

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