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April 2017

Advanced Woodwork: Tray Making with Dovetail Joints

8 x Tuesday Evenings
25 April - 13 June

This 8 week advanced woodwork evening course will build on previous hand tool and power tool skills, refine them and strengthen your understanding of timber. Working in ash, we will set out and cut dovetails to make a handy tray. In fitting each joint you will perfect the art of chisel pairing and learn about tool maintenance. You will be able to custom make your own decorative veneered base, using a vacuum press. You will then be shown how to apply a quality…

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Woodwork Basics: Plywood & Power Tools

5 x weekday evenings
27th April and 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th May
Thursday Evening 7-9.30pm
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This 5-week session introduces you to a selection of power tools and how they are used in cutting and joining plywood by routing rebates, drilling, biscuit joining, dowel joining, and using brackets. You will master common and versatile techniques that can be employed reliably across a range of woodworking projects. At the end of the course you will have constructed a strong, multifunctional, open fronted box that can be used as a stall, a step, a bedside table, or a wall mounted…

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Saturday 29th April
10am - 4.30pm
Course Woodturning

You will be amazed at what is possible in just five hours even if you’ve never handled woodworking tools. At the end of this one-day course, even without any previous experience you will take home a beautifully finished hard wood bowl. Working two people to a lathe and starting with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut you will shape the bowl inside and out before applying a range of finishing techniques. The day will be led by Paul Nesbitt who began wood turning…

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Aluminium Casting

Duration: 1 day course
Sunday 30th April
10am - 6pm
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This 1 day course introduces you to the process of casting aluminium using a sand mould. You will be guided through each step in preparing the pattern, sifting and ramming up the sand and creating the sprue and vents ready for pouring. We will then fire up the foundry to melt aluminium at over 600ºC. Each student will pour their own molten metal from the glowing crucible using specialist lifting gear. Once cooled, the sand moulds will be opened to reveal the finished items ready…

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May 2017


Duration: 3 x Tuesday evenings
2nd, 9th, 16th May
7 - 9.30pm

A three week evening course in which you’ll learn to make a leather tool pouch for your own beloved tools or stationery. Mia Sabel and Colin Coutts from SABEL Saddlery will teach you the very basics of traditional saddlery, including leather preparation, hand-cutting, double hand-stitching and hand-burnishing. Over the course of the 3 evenings, you’ll test out these techniques, preparing, cutting, stitch-marking and hand-stitching to create your own tool pouch, with the optional branded Blackhorse Workshop logo. This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning to working…

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Metalwork Basics: Welding

4 x Thursday evenings
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th May
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Introducing the basics of welding, this evening course shows you how to use MIG and Arc Welding to make different types of welds, from fillet welds for joining right angled sections, butt welds for plate welding, and lap joints for overlapping metals. Using these three types of welds, you’ll have the opportunity to make a small metal coffee table combining all three techniques. Following on from your feedback we have now extended the course from 3 to 4 weeks. This…

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