Friday 29 June 2012

West Dean College Hand Finishing Course

My next course at West Dean College has now gone up on their website
The full title is 'Hand Finishing for Woodworkers Made Easy' and is being held over the weekend from 9th - 11th November 2012. The first evening involves an hours tutorial as well as dinner and is a good chance for everyone to get to know each other. The next two days are fairly intensive and I usually make an early start. There is also the opportunity to work on late although this is optional. The cost of the course is a very reasonable £196 (if booked on line) which includes lunch on both days as well as coffee breaks and dinner on the first night. The cost for materials will not exceed £20 per person.
The picture above shows one of my previous courses on making a wooden hand plane, it was good fun and hard work but everyone finished!

The college itself is very picturesque and used to be a stately home, it is set in 1,000 acres of wonderful grounds and farm land. It makes me feel good every time I visit. For those not close enough to commute you can stay at the college which is well appointed with good food and a large bar. There are also plenty of B&B's not too far away.
The course is limited to eight people so best not leave it to the last minute if you want to attend.

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