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Teaching and Courses

Sharpening Made Easy (1 place left)
18th January 2019
Active woodworkers of all levels.

At my workshop in Central Southampton
See website for cost and availability www.davidbarronfurniture.co.uk

This intensive one day course will have you sharpening and honing your chisels, planes, wheel marking gauge, marking knife etc to razor sharp edges. You will learn how to make this task quick and easy in the future and take your woodworking accuracy to a new level. The equipment used is not expensive and advice on what to buy and where will be provided. Please bring your hand tool kit along no matter how old or new!  
This course is held the day before my dovetailing course and would be a very good addition.  
9.00am-5.00pm tea/coffee and biscuits included, lunch can be bought locally.  
Classes will be limited to 4 people to ensure plenty of attention for all (min 2 to run).  
The cost is £110 per person including VAT and materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

Hand Cut Dovetails Made Easy. (Fully Booked)
19th-20th January 2019
Active woodworkers of all levels.

At my workshop in Central Southampton
See website for cost and availability www.davidbarronfurniture.co.uk

An intensive 2 days in which you will learn to cut perfect dovetails by hand. You will need to bring razor sharp chisels, a jack plane, marking knife and wheel marking gauge. If you’re in any doubt to the sharpness of your tools I will holding a one day course the day before on Friday the 18th January.  
If you have a dovetail saw (372 is best) and one of my magnetic dovetail guides then please bring them. They can be bought from Classic Hand Tools. I have saws/guides at the workshop.  
We will start with making a small feather board to practice the saw stroke and then do a practice joint. We will then move on to making a very useful dovetail alignment board with multiple dovetails which you will take home with you. My workshop is warm and well equipped and has a selection of benches with vices all suitable for cutting dovetails (no Record vices!).  
Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm.  
Classes will be limited to 4 people to ensure plenty of attention for all (min 2 to run).  
The cost is £220 per person including VAT and materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

Make a Wooden Jack Plane (Fully Booked)
2nd - 3rd March 2019
Intermediate woodworkers

At my workshop in Central Southampton
See website for cost and availability see below

An intensive 2 days in which you will make a very useful Krenov style wooden jack plane. The main body will be in brown oak (or similar) and will have a Lignum Vitae sole and be fitted with a high quality Hock blade and chip breaker. The plane will be 13" long with a 1 3/4" wide blade, great for smoothing, flattening and using on the shooting board.  
Most of the work will be with hand tools and you will need to bring a chisel set, a bench plane, block plane, marking knife, spoke shave, a rasp and wheel marking gauge. These will all need to be razor sharp.  
Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm.  
Classes will be limited to 4 people to ensure plenty of attention for all (min 2 to run).  
The cost is £255 per person including VAT and all materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com  

Make a Wooden Jack Plane (Fully Booked)
9th 10th March 2019
Intermediate woodworkers

At my workshop in Central Southampton
See website for cost and availability www.davidbarronfurniture.co.uk

An intensive 2 days in which you will make a very useful Krenov style wooden jack plane. The main body will be in brown oak (or similar) and will have a Lignum Vitae sole and be fitted with a high quality Hock blade and chip breaker. The plane will be 13" long with a 1 3/4" wide blade, great for smoothing, flattening and using on the shooting board.  
Most of the work will be with hand tools and you will need to bring a chisel set, a bench plane, block plane, marking knife, spoke shave, a rasp and wheel marking gauge. These will all need to be razor sharp.  
Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm.  
Classes will be limited to 4 people to ensure plenty of attention for all (min 2 to run).  
The cost is £255 per person including VAT and all materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

Sharpening Made Easy (1 place left)
12th April 2019
Active woodworkers of all levels.

At my workshop in Central Southampton
See website for cost and availability www.davidbarronfurniture.co.uk

This intensive one day course will have you sharpening and honing your chisels, planes, wheel marking gauge, marking knife etc to razor sharp edges. You will learn how to make this task quick and easy in the future and take your woodworking accuracy to a new level. The equipment used is not expensive and advice on what to buy and where will be provided. Please bring your hand tool kit along no matter how old or new!  
This course is held the day before my dovetailing course and would be a very good addition.  
9.00am-5.00pm tea/coffee and biscuits included, lunch can be bought locally.  
Classes will be limited to 4 people to ensure plenty of attention for all (min 2 to run).  
The cost is £110 per person including VAT and materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

Hand Cut Dovetails Made Easy. (Course now full)
13th-14th April 2019
Active woodworkers of all levels.

At my workshop in Central Southampton
See website for cost and availability www.davidbarronfurniture.co.uk

An intensive 2 days in which you will learn to cut perfect dovetails by hand. You will need to bring razor sharp chisels, a jack plane, marking knife and wheel marking gauge. If you’re in any doubt to the sharpness of your tools I will holding a one day course the day before on Friday the 12th April.  
If you have a dovetail saw (372 is best) and one of my magnetic dovetail guides then please bring them. They can be bought from Classic Hand Tools. I have saws/guides at the workshop.  
We will start with making a small feather board to practice the saw stroke and then do a practice joint. We will then move on to making a very useful dovetail alignment board with multiple dovetails which you will take home with you. My workshop is warm and well equipped and has a selection of benches with vices all suitable for cutting dovetails (no Record vices!).  
Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm.  
Classes will be limited to 4 people to ensure plenty of attention for all (min 2 to run).  
The cost is £220 per person including VAT and materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

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