9 training courses found
This course is suitable for both the complete beginner as well as woodworkers with some experience who would like to get back to basics in order to produce cabinet work of the highest level. Students are expected to bring along whatever woodworking tools they may have for evaluation and discussion.
This course is an introduction to using the machinery that might be found in a small to medium sized woodworking workshop and is suitable for those who have their own machinery or are considering purchasing. General Health & Safety issues will be covered, followed by setting-up, maintenance and use of the machines, with individual tuition on each machine.
This course is designed as a practical introduction to the care of antique furniture. It will cover specific key areas which may reasonably be performed at home with few tools and little or no woodworking experience.
24 week (2 x 12 week terms) course. This course is aimed at those wishing to study antique furniture restoration as career.
Whether as part of the restoration of an antique or as the final stage in making a piece of furniture, a sound understanding of the principles of finishing is essential. The object of this course is to present the various finishing processes in a simple, easily digested and approachable way, and is aimed at those who, out of choice or necessity, wish to achieve professional results using solely hand skills.
This course looks at the both traditional hand veneering, and the more modern method of veneering and laminating using a vacuum press. Veneering opens up huge opportunities for decorative work using exotic timbers and inlays, and using a vacuum press for veneering and laminating makes large panels and curved work a possibility for the amateur and the smaller professional workshop.
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.
Weekend Tool Tuning & Sharpening courses are designed for woodworkers with some experience and is ideal for those who wish to prepare their tools to a very high standard in readiness for the FURNITURE MAKING II, III or IV courses. This course will teach you how to tune or ‘fettle’ a basic woodworking tool-kit and how to sharpen blades to ‘razor sharp’ using a combination of grinder and bench stones.
Ideally, students for this course will have attended the ‘Furniture Making Part I’ course or the weekend sharpening & tuning course, and will bring with them a well set up, basic cabinet-making tool kit, as there will not be any time set aside for preparing tools. This course can also be used to complete the table project by making and fitting the drawer.