Wednesday, 11 September 2019
I have a couple of new courses for the New Year, this small stool features six wedged tenon joints and lots of hand work. It's a fairly challenging piece and the course is on the 21st - 22nd March 2020, cost £230 including vat and all materials.
Full details of all courses on my website http://www.davidbarronfurniture.co.uk/david_barron_teaching.asp
These courses can book up quite quickly so if you are interested in any please contact me sooner rather than later.
The next is this dovetailed box with a tilt top lid, I've done this course a number of times at West Dean College. It's another fairly challenging project and would suit those who have had some dovetailing experience. The interior has a leather base and a friction fit mitred lining, it's on the
22nd - 23rd Feb 2020, cost £240 including vat and all materials.
The course for Making a Wooden Jack Plane is on the 1st and 2nd Feb 2020 and costs £255 including vat and all materials. A great project with lots of hand shaping and a very useful plane at the end.
The Hand Cut Dovetails Made Easy is for those who haven't cut dovetails before. You will make a small feather board to practice joint cutting, followed by a practice joint and then a dovetailed alignment board which is a great aid for the future. Course runs on 11th 12th Jan 2020 cost £220 including vat and all materials
On the 10th Jan there is a sharpening day which is optional and can be booked separately as well cost £110 inc vat and materials.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
A very enjoyable and busy two days at the Yandles Show, meeting lots of old friends and making plenty of new ones. The new bench served me very well and attracted quite a bit of attention. Picture by Phil Edwards (Philly Planes) who also kept us entertained!
The next show is the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate 15th-17th November.
Friday, 6 September 2019
Raymond from the US sent me these pictures of the first project he has made with his new 1:8 magnetic dovetail guide. He says it has given him a new confidence with his dovetails which is great, and after years of rummaging around in the cupboards he can now see all his spices at a glance
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
The Yandles woodworking show is back this week and I'll be demonstrating dovetails there on Friday and Saturday. It's a great show and the weather is looking good particularly on Saturday. If you can make it I look forward to seeing you.