Shaker Inspired Oval Box Making Evening Class in London

Duration: 8 evenings over 8 weeks

Price: £325

Run by: Tom
at Tom Trimmins Woodwork


Tom Trimmins @ Freightliners City Farm
Sheringham Road
N7 8PF

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About the Course

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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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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I have been learning woodwork skills from Tom Trimmins for about 5 years, and keep coming back for more! He has taught me (and many others) how to use hand- and power-tools (and how to use them properly and safely), about the properties of many different woods and about how to disguise my many mistakes. I have made: many boxes, a stool, a medicine cabinet, a table and a rocking chair, among other things.
Tom is a good, amusing and relaxed teacher, as well as being a great woodworker.

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