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LEARN TO CONSTRUCT A SIMPLE CHEST
The ubiquitous 6 Board Chest is a design that is almost as old as the concept of furniture itself and is as relevant today as it’s ever been. It’s a design that challenges the wisdom of contemporary makers and one that will help you question some of your own theories about construction. On this three day course you will construct a simple box with a hinged lid using a range of basic hand tools, simple joinery and traditional cut nails. No glue. As well as learning how to maximize the potential of wide boards, you’ll also learn to cut joints that are ready for assembly straight off the saw. There is scope for more experienced woodworkers to embellish their chest by producing mouldings by hand or adding an internal compartment to their chest. Tools and materials will be provided.
My weekend courses start on Friday evenings at 4.30pm and aim to finish by 1.00pm on Sunday. A tasty supper will be provided on the Friday evening and lunch on Saturday from one of the many excellent local suppliers.
About Lowfat Roubo
Design for me is a multi-sensory discipline that relies as much on the emotional response to a solution as it does the practical and aesthetic qualities. The relationship we have with the materials and the things that surround us is rooted deep within our culture. Their creation is not simply the logical last stage in a series of problems solved. It should, I believe, seek to align the traditional values of craftsmanship and quality with the benefits of modern technology.
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My courses are open to everyone over the age of 18. Younger students are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Previous experience is not a barrier. I do my best to provide a range of specialist tools for each project but recommend students bring along a basic range of woodworking tools where possible. If in doubt, ask. In most cases my courses include the cost of materials.
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