|Tuesday 20th October|
It's a heap of fun, it's tactile and sensual.
What a delight!
Make a Spoon Carving Scraper from an old saw blade.
Sharpening Planes and Chisels.
Every woodworker needs to be able to sharpen their tools. The basic cutting tools (other than saws) are a range of planes and chisels. There's nothing like using a sharp plane as it cuts whisper thin shavings with that delicious rising "FFFFSHTTT" sound - or the feel of a razor sharp plane paring material in the tuning of a joint. Yep, it's all about making your tools sharp. In this workshop we will learn to grind and hone our tools so that they are a dream to use. You can bring your own tools to work on, or we will provide you with some of ours to work on. Maybe you are new to this, or maybe you are a bit rusty and want to sharpen up your skills. Either way, come along for a fun evening!
|Monday 26th October|
About hammers and nails.
Are you new to woodwork, or have you never really played around with hammers and nails before? This workshop will explore a range of different hammer types and nail types, so that you get to know the right nail for the job and the right tool to drive it in. What is a Warrington Cross Pein Hammer? and why is it the best type of hammer for kids to use? How do you drive in a 4 inch nail, and what type of hammer will do the best job at this?
Does it sound a bit basic? That's the whole idea! This is really going back to basics. Fantastic! Here is an opportunity to get hammered ... responsibly!
Refurbish an old tool.
Learn the principles, techniques and tricks, and any old tool can be brought back to life.
A very satisfying process, for those who value the quality of old tools or their previous owners!
More info about the coming workshops are yet to come...
See the "upcoming workshops" link for the 2 page program info flyer.
These workshops will be run at the Heritage Woodcraft Centre, in Canning Vale, Western Australia.