The CASS College have announced new dates for several of their short courses, including dates for the Intermediate Furniture Making Course I did last summer. (Disclaimer: The big top pic on the CASS college page is a photograph of me, paring a tenon!)
I thoroughly recommend the CASS if you can get to east London’s ‘London Metropolitan University’. Kate Payne, the tutor, is an excellent and patient teacher and certainly knows her stuff. I’d like to follow up with an advanced furniture course this year, but unfortunately don’t have the same flexibility with time.
I’ve been overwhelmed with one request to see my finished college project. Not wanting to deny my audience, here it is, my finished bedside cabinet. It just needs a drawer knob, but apart from that, it’s pretty much there. I learned a lot, making this little cabinet. And I allow myself a little bit of pride in the drawer with lapped dovetail joints on the front corners, (my first ever dovetail joints). I’m pleased with these, may there be many more.
All too soon, here I am. The final day of my short course at John Cass. Lots to do today, and I have to finish this cabinet, what with having nowhere to work at home. Onward.
Last (but one) day! Big day today, making up the drawer and then calamity as I messed things up on one of the joints. One day next week to fix things and get this little cabinet shipshape. Here’s the skinny…
[warning]Top tutor tip! Some dovetails are pretty tight to work in, when you’re scribing out fine pins. One of these upholstery pins in the pic work well for getting into tight spaces.[/warning]
Day 13, unlucky for some. Not so much for me, but more so for my poor colleague whose piece of work caught in the big machine router and got mulched. My own small project creeps on, and after today I only have two days left on the course, so need to get it all glued up at least. Today I’m trying to get things moving on the drawer that sits at the bottom of the cabinet.