Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill
East Sussex RH15 0SJ
1 – 2 August 2020
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:
PREPARING A PLANE – setting up for gossamer-thin shavings
PLANING STRATEGIES – producing super flat wood with a mirror surface
MARKING OUT – using gauges, squares and knives to accurately mark out components
SHOOTING BOARD – Using this simple jig to square narrow edges and ends
CHISELLING – techniques for safe, accurate chopping and paring
SAWING – Japanese and Western saws need different techniques to get the best out of them and Sawing is the key skill for cutting accurate joints