Course Provider: Tom Trimmins Woodwork
Contact Name: Tom
Tom Trimmins @ Freightliners City Farm
Course Length: 8 evenings over 8 weeks
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Join me in my Professional workshop in London to make a selection of interesting boxes. This course is great total beginners and those with more experience. You will use the special technique of steam-bending to make two oval boxes. Steam works as a heat-transfer medium to temporarily plasticise the wood-its an age old and fiendishly clever method. The third box is made from walnut and is made by chiselling tiny corner halving joints by hand. Its always good to have some chisel practice!
Youll learn how to carve the distinctive swallow-tail joint with just a knife and how to cut the tapered other end of the joint. Then you'll learn how to tack it together with special copper nails. The nails are made on vintage machines in America-as far as I know there is only one source of them in the world, as they are a very specific shape. Machines you'll get to use include: Belt/disc sanders, table saw, router, bandsaw, pillar drill and a whole slew of hand tools such as knives, awls, chisels, planes, drills.
What's included in the price?
Use of all tools plus all the materials you'll need. Quite often there are biscuits too!
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