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Fundamentals of Furniture Making (Part I) with Aidan McEvoy

September 11th 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 12th 2021 @ 5:00 pm


This is the first part of a two part beginner’s course designed to provide an introduction to furniture making.

The course covers:

  • Use of hand planes
  • Sharpening and tuning of hand planes
  • Characteristics of timber and working with it
  • Achieving flat, straight and square with a hand plane
  • Marking tools
  • Advanced sharpening of planes and scrapers for ‘difficult’ timber
  • Building confidence in the use of hand tools

At the end of the two days you will have gained the knowledge and confidence to attempt simple furniture making tasks. You will also have learned the fundamentals of using and sharpening hand planes. Finally, you will leave with your own hand-crafted breadboard which can take pride of place in your kitchen.

Following the course you will receive an email with a range of information to help you take your next steps. For example, advice about buying and maintaining tools and details of suggested suppliers. We will also include plans and a materials list for a project using the skills you have learned during your course. This will help you put your new knowledge into practice.


September 11th 2021 @ 9:00 am
September 12th 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Aidan McEvoy Fine Furniture
Willey Park Farm, Alton Road,
Farnham, Surrey GU10 5ER
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