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Teaching and Courses

Make a Box With a Piston Fit Drawer (2 spaces left)
29th - 31st October 2019
Intermediate/advanced

London Design and Engineering UTC, E16 2RD
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Building this box will teach you the techniques required to create a cabinet capable of housing a piston fit drawer. With just under fifty dovetails to cut by hand it’s not for the faint hearted and represents quite a challenge. Precision is the key, along with good marking and layout techniques, all of which will all be covered in this three day class.  
Your materials will be provided along with a range of finishing products.  
To get the most from this class you will need to be proficient at dovetailing and confident in your sharpening skills.

Sharpening Made Easy (2 spaces left)
10th January 2020
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. (4 spaces left)
11th-12th January 2020
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 10th 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 (1 space left)
Sat 1st - Sun 2nd February 2020
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  

Dovetailed Box With a Tilt Top Lid (fully booked)
22nd - 23rd February 2020
Intermediate/advanced 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 an attractive and nicely proportioned dovetail box with a tilt top lid. This course is suitable for those who have some experience of cutting dovetails by hand and know how to keep their tools razor sharp (if in any doubt please see my course Hand Cut Dovetails Made Easy).  
You will need to bring chisels, a jack plane, a block plane, marking knife and wheel marking gauge. 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 which can be borrowed.  
You will learn how to cut crisp perfect fitting dovetails straight from the saw as well as installing a friction fit wooden lining and a leather base. There will be plenty of work on the shooting board. You will be shown a quick and easy finish and go home with a very nice completed box. 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 £240 per person including VAT and materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

Make a Wooden Foot Stool (fully booked)
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd March 2020
Intermediate/Advanced 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 little foot stool. This project is more in depth than it may appear at first glance and is suitable for active woodworkers with razor sharp tools.  
You will learn how to make attractive and very strong through tenons the ’Barnsley’ way with a technique dating back to the arts and crafts period. The mortices are all flared and the contrasting carefully prepared wedges will ensure the tenons are a perfect even fit. The parts will be shaped, rounded and chamfered by hand, which involves plenty of work with a block plane and spoke shaves.  
All the work will be with hand tools and you will need to bring a chisel set, a bench plane, block plane, marking knife, wheel marking gauge (ideally with 2 cutters) spoke shaves (flat and round) and a fret saw.These will all need to be razor sharp. If you are missing any tools these can be borrowed.  
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 £230 per person including VAT and all materials.  
If you are interested please contact me barron26@btinternet.com

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