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Tool Sharpening at Weald & Downland Living Museum

TOOL SHARPENING

2 day duration

£220.00

Held at Weald & Downland Living Museum and delivered by Accredited BAFRA member Philip Hodge, this two day course has been designed for those with little or no previous tool sharpening experience, who enjoy working with wood but have found difficulty achieving a satisfying standard of work due to their lack of tool tuning and sharpening skills. During the course you will learn how to sharpen wood cutting tools to professional standards and select new or second-hand tools that are well engineered. From this understanding of the importance of tool technology and the acquisition of tool tuning skills, you will be in a position to experience the pleasure of working wood by hand to a finer degree of accuracy and with less effort. Students are advised not to buy tools or equipment for the course, but bring any tools they in whatever condition they may be.

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Cabinet Making

Philip Hodge

CABINET MAKING

£390.00

5 day duration

Suitable either, for

Students who have previously attended the “Tool Sharpening & Tuning” course who will have already have a set of finely honed tools ready to use, or people who are confident that they have enough well sharpened tools. For a list of recommended tools please visit http://www.philiphodgeantiques.co.uk/news/New%20Category%202/Recommended_Tool_List_18.html

Or for people without suitable tools who wish to hire a set of finely honed tools for the week. These tools  will be used on a variety of projects

Students will progress through a series of prepared modules. Starting simply and progressively getting harder, these modules are designed to teach you new woodworking skills and techniques.

 

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Cabinet Making

Philip Hodge

CABINET MAKING

£390.00

5 day duration

Suitable either, for

Students who have previously attended the “Tool Sharpening & Tuning” course who will have already have a set of finely honed tools ready to use, or people who are confident that they have enough well sharpened tools. For a list of recommended tools please visit http://www.philiphodgeantiques.co.uk/news/New%20Category%202/Recommended_Tool_List_18.html

Or for people without suitable tools who wish to hire a set of finely honed tools for the week. These tools  will be used on a variety of projects

Students will progress through a series of prepared modules. Starting simply and progressively getting harder, these modules are designed to teach you new woodworking skills and techniques.

 

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Cabinet Making

Philip Hodge

CABINET MAKING

£390.00

5 day duration

Suitable either, for

Students who have previously attended the “Tool Sharpening & Tuning” course who will have already have a set of finely honed tools ready to use, or people who are confident that they have enough well sharpened tools. For a list of recommended tools please visit http://www.philiphodgeantiques.co.uk/news/New%20Category%202/Recommended_Tool_List_18.html

Or for people without suitable tools who wish to hire a set of finely honed tools for the week. These tools  will be used on a variety of projects

Students will progress through a series of prepared modules. Starting simply and progressively getting harder, these modules are designed to teach you new woodworking skills and techniques.

 

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Intermediate Wood Finishing

Philip HodgeINTERMEDIATE WOOD FINISHING

2 day duration

£185.00

A 2 day course for students who have previously attended the Introductory Wood Finishing Course. Having already learned a lot about wood finishing theory, and honed your skills, this is your opportunity to refinish your own pieces of furniture. The suitability of all pieces will be discussed prior to the course.

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Intermediate Wood Finishing

Philip HodgeINTERMEDIATE WOOD FINISHING

2 day duration

£185.00

A 2 day course for students who have previously attended the Introductory Wood Finishing Course. Having already learned a lot about wood finishing theory, and honed your skills, this is your opportunity to refinish your own pieces of furniture. The suitability of all pieces will be discussed prior to the course.

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Intermediate Wood Finishing

Philip HodgeINTERMEDIATE WOOD FINISHING

2 day duration

£185.00

A 2 day course for students who have previously attended the Introductory Wood Finishing Course. Having already learned a lot about wood finishing theory, and honed your skills, this is your opportunity to refinish your own pieces of furniture. The suitability of all pieces will be discussed prior to the course.

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Tool Tuning & Sharpening Course

Philip HodgeTOOL TUNING AND SHARPENING

5 day duration

£390.00

Prior to the course you will be supplied with a tool list that you will need to have for the course. For a list of these recommended tools please visit http://www.philiphodgeantiques.co.uk/news/New%20Category%202/Recommended_Tool_List_18.html

Some of these items you may already have. Others you will need to buy yourself or tools can  be bought from the tutor. Having these tools will then mean that you are equipped for  “follow on”  Cabinet Making courses.

This is a 5 day course suitable for complete beginners as well as those people who have tried  to achieve good quality results and have been disappointed. There are many aspects that contribute to good cabinet making, but one universal truth is that if you don`t use the right tools prepared to their optimum efficiency you are creating an uphill battle for yourself. This course will start you off on the front foot and you will then have the right tools in the right condition for the job
 

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Tool Tuning & Sharpening Course

Philip HodgeTOOL TUNING AND SHARPENING

5 day duration

£390.00

Prior to the course you will be supplied with a tool list that you will need to have for the course. For a list of these recommended tools please visit http://www.philiphodgeantiques.co.uk/news/New%20Category%202/Recommended_Tool_List_18.html

Some of these items you may already have. Others you will need to buy yourself or tools can  be bought from the tutor. Having these tools will then mean that you are equipped for  “follow on”  Cabinet Making courses.

This is a 5 day course suitable for complete beginners as well as those people who have tried  to achieve good quality results and have been disappointed. There are many aspects that contribute to good cabinet making, but one universal truth is that if you don`t use the right tools prepared to their optimum efficiency you are creating an uphill battle for yourself. This course will start you off on the front foot and you will then have the right tools in the right condition for the job
 

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Tool Tuning & Sharpening Course

Philip HodgeTOOL TUNING AND SHARPENING

5 day duration

£390.00

Prior to the course you will be supplied with a tool list that you will need to have for the course. For a list of these recommended tools please visit http://www.philiphodgeantiques.co.uk/news/New%20Category%202/Recommended_Tool_List_18.html

Some of these items you may already have. Others you will need to buy yourself or tools can  be bought from the tutor. Having these tools will then mean that you are equipped for  “follow on”  Cabinet Making courses.

This is a 5 day course suitable for complete beginners as well as those people who have tried  to achieve good quality results and have been disappointed. There are many aspects that contribute to good cabinet making, but one universal truth is that if you don`t use the right tools prepared to their optimum efficiency you are creating an uphill battle for yourself. This course will start you off on the front foot and you will then have the right tools in the right condition for the job
 

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Making Wooden Joints

Philip HodgeMAKING WOODEN JOINTS

5 day duration

£420.00

During a busy 5 days you will learn how to mark out and precisely cut a whole range of woodworking joints. Using both hand tools and woodworking machinery you will join timber without the use of screws or nails. This course is suitable for people who have done some woodwork but would like to improve their skills or even for complete beginners.. This course would improve your understanding of furniture construction and skill level.

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Making Wooden Joints

Philip HodgeMAKING WOODEN JOINTS

5 day duration

£420.00

During a busy 5 days you will learn how to mark out and precisely cut a whole range of woodworking joints. Using both hand tools and woodworking machinery you will join timber without the use of screws or nails. This course is suitable for people who have done some woodwork but would like to improve their skills or even for complete beginners.. This course would improve your understanding of furniture construction and skill level.

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Making Wooden Joints

Philip HodgeMAKING WOODEN JOINTS

5 day duration

£420.00

During a busy 5 days you will learn how to mark out and precisely cut a whole range of woodworking joints. Using both hand tools and woodworking machinery you will join timber without the use of screws or nails. This course is suitable for people who have done some woodwork but would like to improve their skills or even for complete beginners.. This course would improve your understanding of furniture construction and skill level.

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Antique Furniture Restoration Techniques

ANTIQUE FURNITURE RESTORATION TECHNIQUES

22 – 26 April 2019 (including East Monday)
5 days
Price £590
Beginner/intermediate

Other: Students should bring several small items of furniture to work on

General Course Content

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, 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 world of furniture restoration and gain the confidence of working on their own furniture in a controlled and supportive environment.

Specific techniques will be covered in a logical progression, with plenty of time set aside each day for project work, when students may work on the pieces of furniture that they have brought with them, or concentrate on increasing their skills in particular elements of the course which most interest them.

Students are invited to bring up to four pieces of furniture to work on, and for advice and guidance on an appropriate approach for their repair.

Due to the relatively short duration of the course, projects may need to be completed at home.

Subjects Covered

  • Useful tools and jigs
  • Dismantling furniture – releasing and cleaning joints
  • Re making / repairing joints
  • Glues – types, properties, preparation, uses and application
  • Assembly techniques –cramps and cramping techniques
  • Veneers – re laying, removing, making and patching
  • Cleaning old surfaces – chemical and mechanical- the controlled approach
  • Reducing stains and water marks
  • Cleaning ormolu and brass fittings
  • Polishes – making shellac and wax
  • Finishing – techniques for applying shellac and wax polish, cosmetic colouring systems
  • Metal work – ageing and colouring
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Antique Furniture Restoration Techniques

ANTIQUE FURNITURE RESTORATION TECHNIQUES
10-14 April 2017
5 days
Price £590
Beginner/intermediate Bring several small items of furniture to work on

General Course Content

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, 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 world of furniture restoration and gain the confidence of working on their own furniture in a controlled and supportive environment.

Specific techniques will be covered in a logical progression, with plenty of time set aside each day for project work, when students may work on the pieces of furniture that they have brought with them, or concentrate on increasing their skills in particular elements of the course which most interest them.

Students are invited to bring up to four pieces of furniture to work on, and for advice and guidance on an appropriate approach for their repair.

Due to the relatively short duration of the course, projects may need to be completed at home.

Subjects Covered

  • Useful tools and jigs
  • Dismantling furniture – releasing and cleaning joints
  • Re making / repairing joints
  • Glues – types, properties, preparation, uses and application
  • Assembly techniques –cramps and cramping techniques
  • Veneers – re laying, removing, making and patching
  • Cleaning old surfaces – chemical and mechanical- the controlled approach
  • Reducing stains and water marks
  • Cleaning ormolu and brass fittings
  • Polishes – making shellac and wax
  • Finishing – techniques for applying shellac and wax polish, cosmetic colouring systems
  • Metal work – ageing and colouring
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Advanced Skills Week – More Skills and New Techniques

SKILLS WEEK – Sharpening & Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills
Date : 5 – 9 August 2019
5 days duration

Price £590

Skill Level – Students should have attended the SKILLS WEEK

Test Piece : A veneered, laminated and dovetailed jewellery box, with lock.  Amaze yourself with your abilities!

Other : All tools and equipment will be provided

Please click here for further details!!

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Advanced Skills Week – More Skills and New Techniques

SKILLS WEEK – Sharpening & Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills
Date : 15 – 19 April 2019 (including Good Friday)
5 days duration

Price £590

Skill Level – Students should have attended the SKILLS WEEK

Test Piece : A veneered, laminated and dovetailed jewellery box, with lock.  Amaze yourself with your abilities!

Other : All tools and equipment will be provided

Please click here for further details!!

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