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Summer Hand Tools 2022- Week One
January 17, 2022 @ 8:30 am - January 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm$2,200.00
Summer Hand Tools 2022 focusses on hand-cut dovetails and fitting a traditionally made drawer to a carcass.
You will be making a wall-hung cabinet to receive one drawer. This piece could be used as a minimalist bed side table, a wall mounted jewelry box or an entryway keys and phone store. You could also modify the design to act as a traditional jewelry box that sits on a piece of furniture.
All the components will be pre-machined and accurately dimensioned for you. Day one and two will focus on making and detailing the wall mounted carcass. Day three, four and five will cover every aspect of making and fitting a traditional drawer to your carcass. The drawer will feature slips and dovetails. You will make and fit one of our signature Arch handles from a wide selection of timber.
The class runs 8:30am to 4pm, Monday 17th January to Friday 21nd January, 2021.
This class is only available to the double vaccinated or people with a medical exception. We will be complying with any relevant NSW COVID Safe rules in place at the time of the course.
The class will be taught by Evan Dunstone and multi-award-winning Dunstone Design craftsman William Bayliss (winner of the 2019 Wootha Prize and 2021 AWR Maker of the Year).
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).
A deposit of $200 is required at the time of ordering. This deposit is fully refundable in the event that we have to delay or cancel the course due to COVID restrictions. The full cost of the course is $2,200 incl. GST. This price includes materials, consumables and meals as described. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can choose between blackwood and jarrah for your wall mounted drawer. The drawer internals will be rock maple, irrespective of which timber you choose.
If you would like more than one wall mounted drawer kit, you will need to order them via email@example.com. The kits are $478.50 incl. GST ea. Only an advance wood worker will be able to make two simultaneously. You should plan to make any additional kits in your home workshop.
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 tools, but this is a good chance for us to help you fine-tune your personal tools. Marking out tools are especially important to bring. Don’t bring any power tools.
Please bring a note-book and/or sketch book.