Cabinetmaking Fundamentals

August 17, 2019 – August 18, 2019 all-day
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill
East Sussex RH15 0SJ
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
01444 480388
Cabinetmaking Fundamentals @ John Lloyd Fine Furniture

17 – 18 August 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
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