Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill
East Sussex RH15 0SJ
What you will learn
SHARPENING – fool-proof systems that produce razor-sharp blades
PREPARING A PLANE – fettling and setting up for gossamer-thin shavings
PLANING STRATEGIES – producing super flat wood with a mirror surface
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 dovetails
MAKING FRIENDS WITH A ‘FINESSE’ TOOL – cutting a tapered chamfer with a Spokeshave
CHEESEBOARD EXERCISE – Planing and gluing with some simple cramping tactics and a hand-cut chamfer
A VITAL JOINT – SIMPLE THROUGH DOVETAILS – sawing and chiselling practice to make this hugely important, elegant joint.
ANOTHER VITAL JOINT – THROUGH, WEDGED MORTICE & TENON – another classic joint, the perfect way to make any frame, cut by hand.
BOX EXERCISE – Combining all the tools and techniques – this simple dovetailed box exercise is the perfect way to check progress.
Test Pieces: Cheese Board and Biscuit Box – wow your family and friends with the accuracy and crispness of your new found skills!
Other: Students are invited to bring their existing toolkit for appraisal
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