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I’m regularly asked for small bits of advice and I’d never discourage simple questions. Just email me evan@dunstonedesign.com.au.

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Summer Hand Tools 2021

January 18, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Summer Hand Tools Hall Table Design

Summer Hand Tools is back for 2021!

Anthony Powell from Lie Nielsen Tools Works Australia will be joining us for a week of hand tool action this January, 2021. You will be making a Dunstone Design style hall table featuring through-wedged-tenons, mitred bridal joints, butterfly keys and hand shaping.

Now that the COVID 19 crisis has eased in Australia, we are able to share our love of hand tools with you. Anthony will bring a range of Lie Nielson tools for you to try out. Bring your own tools and learn how to achieve the most from them. You will learn sharpening, blade geometry, accurate marking out, hand fitting joinery, gluing up techniques, finishing, sawing, using a shooting board, chisel work and much, much more. You will also get to use the superb HNT Gordon Patternmakers vice!

You can make your hall table in blackwood, American cherry, walnut or jarrah. The hall table is drawn at 1200mm L x 330mm W x 750mm high, but you can customise the size.

The class runs 8:30am to 4pm, Monday 18th January to Friday 22nd January, 2021. We will be practicing social distancing and complying with NSW COVID Safe rules.

The class will be taught by Evan Dunstone and Anthony Powell, with assistance from award-winning Dunstone Design craftsman William Bayliss (winner of the 2019 Wootha Prize)

Moring tea and lunches are provided. Bottled water is also be supplied.

The class is limited to 10 students and tickets can be bought online. Tickets are not transferable. For you personal comfort, we suggest  you bring your personal PPE of dust mask, hearing protection and safety glasses. Feel free to bring as many of your hand tools as you like (no power tools).

Due to the on-going COVID 19 related uncertainty, we are only asking for a token deposit of $50 at the time of booking.

This deposit is fully refundable. The full cost of the course is $1,200 incl. GST (includes materials). You will be invoiced for the balance a week prior to the commencement of the course.

This course is suitable for advanced-beginner and intermediate woodworkers. Email evan@dunstonedesign.com.au for more information.

What to wear.

You must wear enclosed stout footwear. Boots are ideal, but steel caps are not mandatory. It could be quite hot during the week, so dress accordingly.

What to bring;

Please bring your own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) of dusk mask, hearing protection and eye protection. We can supply you with all these, but you will be most comfortable in equipment that you are familiar with.

We encourage you to bring your own hand tools. We can provide you with everything, but this is a good chance for us to help you fine-tune your tools.

Please bring a note-book and/or sketch book.

Summer Hand Tools Hall Table Design



January 18, 2021
January 22, 2021
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0401 404 275
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Dunstone Design
3/5 Aurora Pl
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620 Australia
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(02) 6297 8200
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