In-person course
in Diss

Tool tuning & sharpening + Introduction to Cabinet Making

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Description

There are many aspects that contribute to good cabinet making, but one universal truth is that if you don`t use the right tools prepared to their optimum efficiency, you are creating an uphill battle for yourself. This 5 day course will start you off on the front foot and you will then have the right tools in the right condition for the job. Prior to the course you will be supplied with a tool list that you will need to have for the course. For a list of these recommended tools please visit the Recommended Tool Kit page on my website. Some of these items you may already have. Others you will need to buy yourself or tools can be bought from the tutor. Having these tools will then mean that you are equipped for "follow on" Cabinet Making courses. On the course you will be tuning and sharpening all of your tools - this will include honing plane castings; flattening bench stones; sharpening chisels, planes & cabinet scrapers; making & using a strop. You will learn the names and uses for your tools. You will be shown the different choices that you have regarding sharpening systems and equipment. The majority of the course is hands on as you bring your tools up to scratch. You will then be taught some basic woodworking skills, including planing technique, face side/face edge, and marking & cutting to fine tolerances. To practice these techniques you will be making useful hand made tools - A Shooting Board for planing, and a Bench Hook for sawing. This is a 5 day course suitable for complete beginners as well as those people who have tried to achieve good quality results and have been disappointed. There are many aspects that contribute to good cabinet making, but one universal truth is that if you don`t use the right tools prepared to their optimum efficiency you are creating an uphill battle for yourself. This course will start you off on the front foot and you will then have the right tools in the right condition for the job. Course Apron Available to buy for £15 The first day of the course will run from 10am to 5 pm to allow for travelling & settling in & the subsequent days from 9am to 5pm. There will be a maximum of 6 students on this course.

What's included in the price?

Comprehensive course notes will be supplied. Tea, coffee & biscuits will be supplied. Due to food regulations, allergies & tastes we are unable to provide lunch. You should bring along your own packed lunch.

Duration

5 days (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Maker

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Philip Hodge

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Philip has been working with wood for more than a quarter of a century in one way or another. Philip Hodge is a Full Accredited Member of BAFRA (www.bafra.org.uk) Philip offers courses to people who want to learn how to do Introduction to Woodworking,Furniture Restoration,Gilding,Tool Sharpening & Tuning,Cabinet Making,Wood Finishing inc French Polishing,Veneering All courses will be personally taught by Philip Hodge and held in a workshop set in the beautiful English countryside of Suffolk.

Venue

White House, Harleston Road, Weybread, Diss, Suffolk, IP21 5TU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
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