If you only want to take one woodworking/furniture making class - this is the one for you. With the skills you will develop in this class, you can begin to make your own furniture with a minimal palette of hand tools, or you can use it as the fundamental basis to develop machine and higher level hand and design skills. This course, or an equivalent, is a prerequisite for our advanced woodworking courses.
Learning to work to a fine level with hand tools is fundamental to furniture making. In this fundamentals class you will learn how to use hand tools, how to sharpen and care for them, how to accurately mark and measure, and how to choose, make and tune-up hand tools. Along the way you will make a mountain of beautiful shavings, and create a small functional item.
Ross Annels is a studio artist/furniture maker who works from the Cooroora Institute on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Ross teaches at the Cooroora Institute, at the Queensland College of Art, and at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, USA. Ross has exhibited and presented in Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, UK and New Zealand, and his work has featured in publications including Art Monthly Australia, Craft Arts International, Australian Wood Review, 500 Chairs and 500 Cabinets.
Limited to 6 participants
4 weeks, Tuesdays 10:30am-5:30pm, 28 March - 18 April 2017
$520, includes materials.