Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill
East Sussex RH15 0SJ
13 – 14 April 2019
Skill Level : Beginner
Cost : £250
Duration : 2 Days
Other : All materials and tools will be provided
This course is aimed at the complete beginner or the woodworker who has some experience but wishes to get back to the basics of cabinet-making in order to produce woodwork of a high standard.
If you have never used a well tuned and set up plane, or a razor sharp chisel, this course will be a revelation, and when you understand the basics of cabinet-making you will realise that ‘engineering in wood’ to minute tolerances is not only achievable, it is also joyful!
The main purpose of this course is to develop essential hand skills and give a good understanding of the main cabinet-making principles.
What 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