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Joinery for Furniture Making Evening Class in London

Joinery for Furniture Making Evening Class in London

Address:
Tom Trimmins @ Freightliners City Farm
Sheringham Road
Islington
London
N7 8PF

Course Length: 8 evenings over 8 weeks

Price: £325

5 star rating, 1 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Tuesday 5th September 2017

Description:

Join me in my professional workshop in London and learn how to cut some traditional woodworking joints, such as a halving joint, mortice and tenon and dovetail. This course is intended to give you an introduction to the tools, materials and skills of furniture making. If you've never picked up a chisel before-don't worry as everything will be explained as you progress! Ive been running my woodworking courses all year round for five years and they were highly commended by the Craft Skills Awards in 2013.

Some of the things you will make are just for practice such as cutting a beautiful dovetail, but others are mini-projects in their own right, such as a serving board and a book rack. You will work with different woods such as white beech, oak, tulipwood and birch ply. Its great to get a feel for the different ways that they react to the tools, and the different uses they can be put to. All the wood you will need is included in the price.

You will learn to use a mix of hand-tools such as different kinds of saws, chisels, planes and a selection of marking tools. I'll also introduce you to some machines and handheld powertools such as the table saw, planer/thicknesser, router and disc sander.

My class size is six people maximum so you can be sure of getting plenty of opportunity to ask me questions as you progress. The class runs 6.30-9.30pm every Monday evening for 8 weeks.

What's included in the price?

Use of all tools, plus all the wood you will need. Quite often there are biscuits too!


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The course was conducted as 3 hours per session over 8 weeks. Tom is very instructive and knowledgable, applying a hands-on approach to directing the correct techniques and tools for each week's project. The atmosphere is both friendly and relaxed with a maximum of 6 people per course. Tom's knowledge of the different types of wood, their applications, and how to shape, work and construct with them are straightforward and useful. Tom is also very approachable, with answers, guidance and practical demonstrations very forthcoming. There is a certain confidence that all techniques learnt from the course can easily be applied to one's own after-hours projects. I would happily recommend this course to any budding woodworker.

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