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John Lloyd Fine Furniture

Contact Name: John Lloyd

Telephone: 01444 480388

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Address:
Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common
Burgess Hill
East Sussex
RH15 0SJ

John Lloyd Fine Furniture
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John Lloyd Fine Furniture's Courses

£590
East Sussex - Next course on 22nd April 2019
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...
£250
East Sussex - Next course on 11th August 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...
£590
East Sussex - Next course on 13th 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
£590
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...
£640
East Sussex - Next course on 6th August 2018
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...
£590
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd July 2018
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...
£250
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...
£300
East Sussex - Next course on 10th November 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...