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John Lloyd Fine Furniture

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Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common
Burgess Hill
East Sussex
RH15 0SJ

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Antique furniture restoration techniques in East Sussex
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Antique furniture restoration techniques in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 27th April 2020
£590
This course is designed as a practical introduction to working on and restoring antique furniture and will cover many of the main areas and techniques required for repair and refinishing. Ideally students will have some woodworking experience or have attended our ‘Sharpening and Tuning’ course, so that structural repairs and splices etc. can be attempted with confidence. This course is, however, equally relevant for the complete beginner who can use the course to enter the world of furniture restoration and gain the confidence of working on their own furniture in...
Beautiful boxes - Learning to laminate
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Beautiful boxes - Learning to laminate
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd May 2020
£350
If you have any sort of urge to move on from straight lines and get a few curves into your woodworking designs, Laminating is going to be the vital technique that you will need to master. In essence, laminating is a pretty simple concept, after all it’s just combining thin bits of wood with glue and holding them in the desired shape until the glue has set. As with most simple things though, there are tricks and techniques that will give you a head start and guarantee success. Moulds &...
Cabinet making - additional skills week
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Cabinet making - additional skills week
East Sussex - Next course on 11th May 2020
£590
The Additional Skills Week is the perfect follow-on course to the Skills Week or Skills Weekend, if you have the basic skills under your belt, this will give you the chance to review and refine those critical cabinetmaking elements of planing, sawing and chiselling. We will then build on those skills with some new techniques, including some laminating and veneering, to make an elegant dovetailed jewellery box. The cornerstone of all cabinetmaking is accurate planing, a little revision of basic technique, some gossamer thin shavings, will be followed by preparation...
Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex
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Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 11th April 2020
£250
You will learn: The fundamentals of cabinet-making will be covered, including the following: • Planing techniques, dealing with ‘wind’ and ‘cupping’, flattening wide boards and squaring narrow edges • Preparing a ‘face side’ and ‘face edge’ • Using shooting-boards to plane narrow edges • Using squares and gauges • Cutting and planing timber to a fine tolerance • Exercises to develop the effective use of saws and chisels • Setting out and cutting accurate joints Tools A basic set of prepared tools will be provided for the duration of the...
Drawer weekend - Making & fitting a dovetailed drawer
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Drawer weekend - Making & fitting a dovetailed drawer
East Sussex - Next course on 18th July 2020
£300
This is not just cutting dovetails for sake of it, it’s more about training your hands and learning core cabinetmaking skills. Cutting dovetails happens to be a very good way of judging how you’re progressing in this quest which ultimately just relies on good, solid technique and an in-depth understanding of the process and the tools that are required for success. Having said that though, if you make furniture, it doesn’t matter how wonderful the design is, or how perfectly the veneers have been matched, if there’s a drawer to...
French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex
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French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 4th May 2020
£590
What you will learn: Preparing wood for finishing Colouring – using stains and chemicals Grain filling – various methods and materials Filling minor defects – various types of filler Polish – making shellac & wax polish Polishing – shellac “French polishing”, heat resistant systems, wax polish Using modern finishes, oils etc. Blending defects and repairs – cosmetic colouring systems
Furniture making - joints week - make a table, all you need to know about joints
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Furniture making - joints week - make a table, all you need to know about joints
East Sussex - Next course on 13th April 2020
£640
Time to make your first piece of furniture! Or, perhaps, time to make your first accurate, crisp, precisely-made, piece of furniture. This is a great follow-on course from ‘Skills Week’ but will also happily stand alone if you have at least a little woodworking experience. Successful furniture making is based on good design, well thought out construction, and accurate execution of all the many components and joints that will be brought together to create, not just an elegant piece of furniture, but an elegant piece of furniture that doesn’t fall...
Furniture making - skills week essential cabinetmaking hand skills  - 5 days in East Sussex
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Furniture making - skills week essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 16th December 2019
£590
The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a complete beginner this will give you the perfect grounding; if you’ve been woodworking for a while, this will be a great tune-up, sorting out any bad habits and reinforcing fundamental skills. Everything in Woodwork is based on Sharpening so this is the initial focus. You must have a sharpening system at your fingertips that works for you; we will look at angles, the exotic and not so exotic steels used for blades, high speed grinders, water-cooled...
Sharpening & tuning hand tools
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Sharpening & tuning hand tools
East Sussex - Next course on 4th April 2020
£250
What you will learn: Tuning • Flattening and fine tuning the castings and various components that make up any plane • Setting up a cutting gauge and if necessary upgrading the blade Sharpening • Grinding bevels using bench grinder and whetstone grinder • Grinding / honing angles • Flattening bench stones • Honing techniques with bench stones – freehand and using honing guides • Making and using a strop • Techniques for sharpening shaped blades e.g. carving chisels, moulding planes • Sharpening a cabinet scraper The tools covered on this...
The 16 week course - the ultimate fast-track fine furniture making skills & techniques course. Train to professional standard in only 16 weeks
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The 16 week course - the ultimate fast-track fine furniture making skills & techniques course. Train to professional standard in only 16 weeks
East Sussex - Next course on 24th August 2020
£8850
This is the unique opportunity to acquire the critical skill-sets that are required to make exceptional furniture to a professional standard in the shortest time possible. Maximum Learning ~ Minimum Time ~ Affordable Price Although this course is perfect for the absolute beginner it is also completely suitable for the keen amateur or professional who has been working with wood for many years but who wants to raise their game to make high quality furniture. Whatever level or experience you might have, the starting point will be the same, you...
Veneering week - make a games board
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Veneering week - make a games board
East Sussex - Next course on 20th July 2020
£640
No, actually there’s nothing wrong with veneer – this is not a cheap alternative to ’Real Wood’, Veneer is your big opportunity to make beautiful, decorative things using a vast selection of beautiful, sometimes outrageous, different woods from all over the world. Veneer allows large projects to maintain consistent colour and figure throughout, and the production of dimensionally stable panels that won’t be tempted to fight with any solid wood components in the near vicinity. In short, Veneer opens up a whole new world of woodworking opportunities, both structural and...
Vital jigs & really useful tools
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Vital jigs & really useful tools
East Sussex - Next course on 20th April 2020
£640
Although we spend a lot of time and energy perfecting our ‘Vital Cabinetmaking Hand Skills’, when making things from wood, we also need some ‘Vital Cabinetmaking Jigs’ to help us in our quest for consistent precision and accuracy. There are also some ‘Really Useful Tools’ that, apart from being ‘Really Useful’, often aren’t available to buy, and in any case, they’re fun to make and really rewarding to use. Included in this course is our ‘Ultimate End Grain Shooting Board’, this jig has been tweaked and refined over almost 30...
Wood machining in East Sussex
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Wood machining in East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£300
The main elements covered for each machine will include safe working practices, adjusting/setting up, choice of blade & blade changing, jigs and dust extraction: Band-saw Dimensioning timber components Cutting dovetails, circles etc. Design & use of a point fence Cutting veneers Cutting tenons Table-saw with sliding table Dimensioning veneered board material using the scoring unit Cross cutting and cutting short lengths using the sliding table Removing a waney edge Cutting timber to dimension using the rip fence Planer-thicknesser Surface planing techniques to remove wind, cupping etc. Using the fence to...