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John Lloyd Fine Furniture

Contact Name: John Lloyd

Telephone: 01444 480388

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Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common
Burgess Hill
East Sussex
RH15 0SJ

John Lloyd Fine Furniture
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John Lloyd Fine Furniture's Courses

East Sussex - Next course on 16th April 2018
ABOUT THE COURSE 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...
East Sussex - Next course on 14th April 2018
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...
East Sussex - Next course on 20th August 2018
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 finshes, oils etc. Blending defects and repairs – cosmetic colouring systems
East Sussex - Next course on 27th August 2018
What you will Learn: On this course you will make a drawer to fit the table you made on the JOINTS WEEK - Make a Table. SHARPENING REFRESHER – As always, sharp tools are the key to success THE TOOLS THAT WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE MAINTAINING A SUPER SHARP SAW – Blunt saw = Dodgy dovetails MASTERING THE DOVETAIL SAW – Tricks and exercises to help you saw straight HOW TO TUNE AND USE A...
East Sussex - Next course on 6th August 2018
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN SHARPENING – a quick recap of the method we use to produce razor-sharp blades DESIGN – The process of design including: Joint selection; Coping with wood movement and Structural stability MARKING OUT – the annoyingly clever Continental method of keeping components under control MODERN JOINT-CUTTING POWER TOOLS – setting up and using the BISCUIT JOINTER and DOMINO MITRES – a fool-proof method for cutting this very challenging joint ESSENTIAL HAND CUT...
East Sussex - Next course on 2nd April 2018
ABOUT THE COURSE 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...
East Sussex - Next course on 28th July 2018
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...
East Sussex - Next course on 30th June 2018
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...