The Bandsaw box making is a 5 hour course for anyone over 18 to senior citizens.
The main tools for the day are the bandsaw and belt sander also the oscillating sander.
After using one of the several templates to draw the outline we then cut the various parts of the box. Once the box is glued we can use the sanders to get ready for the Danish oil finish or shellac. When its oiled you can now take your box home.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
At the workshop we have a kitchen/toilets and parking is free also very safe as we have security men on site.
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A excellent one-on-one 1-day course, at the end of which (much to my surprise) I created a box of far better quality than I thought myself capable of. Tom is a very knowledgeable and convivial host, for which nothing was too much trouble.
I left with a useful insight into some of the tools (bandsaw and sanders) and techniques I am interested in pursuing at home.
Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:Well done to a fine craftsman. I think Paul had great hand skills at the outset and his control of the bandsaw was second to none! With very little help from me Paul has created a little box to last him into old age.
Finally (lockdown permitting) I got my Bandsaw Box Making day. Ted was very flexible with the re-booking due to 3rd wave lockdown restrictions.
I did ensure that I had a good look at Google Maps first, but my SATNAV route did come off the A500 a junction too soon, the one-way system and locals are not very forgiving.
My past woodwork experiences were 40+ years ago at school and so it was good to be back in a proper workshop. Ted is a salt-of-the-earth, easy-going person and so it was nice to chat as the day progressed. The Bandsaw is by far the workhorse here, I'd recommend a few practice runs on marked-up scrap pieces to develop the feel for moving the wooden block through your stenciled outline. Outside and inside curves provide their own challenges when adjusting the piece and time spent here helps to produce cleaner lines later. With the parts cut out, it was time to use the belt and oscillating sanders being mindful to maintain those consistent lines and edges for a smooth fit. Ted is always on hand to advise and help with your progress, but it is very much your own creation. Once the box is glued, which is no mean feat (I think we had 12 clamps to keep the box and drawer secured), we can use the sanders to get rid of any remaining overlaps - ready for the Danish oil finish.
I was very happy with the day and what I'd achieved. A big thank you to Ted for showing me the way and providing this opportunity.
Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:David was a typical hands on no fuss sort of guy and the results of his effort certainly paid off.