Monday, January 19, 2009

New courses for 2009 cabinet making & furniture making

I have added a couple of new courses to the list this year the first is a 1 week bespoke course and the second is an evening course over 6 weeks

I personally train only one furniture making student at anytime. The course is only available in-between long course students. When these short courses are being run the long term student can not get the tutoring they require.

1 Week bespoke furniture makers course. cost £750

This course is designed for the improver, it can cover any subject the student wishes to learn. Projects and assignments are set and tutored. Previous subjects covered have been sharpening, dovetails, laminating and the router table. These courses are ideal for those not able to commit to 12 or 40 weeks but wish to improve their making skills. For the amateur maker it is a chance to wishing to see award wining techniques from the professionals.

For many people further tuition or studying can be very difficult - many find it hard to get time off work or are unable to justify the large cost of a long course This is why I have set up an improver's evening class, it runs for just 6 weeks. Class size 2 - 4 students

6 Week Tuesday evenings 7pm 10pm woodworkers course. cost £300 materials supplied

This course is designed for the improver, but a group of beginners can be catered for. It can cover subjects like sharpening, dovetailing, laminating, machining or routers.

These courses are ideal for those not able to commit to 12 or 40 weeks but wish to improve their making skills. For the amateur maker it is a chance to see award winning techniques from the professionals.


An informal meeting is advised to discuss suitability before booking the course.

New Student starts October 2008

I had a new student starting in October she is now nearly half way through the 12 week course and doing really well. She will be looking for employment if anyone needs an improving cabinet maker. Her name is Patou and her furniture making is getting better. She is due to finish in February and I will have one space for a new student details can be found at http://www.fishcontemporaryfurniture.com/cabinet_making_tuition.htm

Delivery of Macassar cabinet December 2008

Just before Christmas I delivered my latest commissioned piece of fine furniture. A curved fronted cabinet to house a Japanese doll. The cabinet is made in Macassar ebony and rippled sycamore. It was a tricky piece to make and really used some great cabinet making techniques some old and some new, if you are interested I run courses that cover some of these. details can be found at http://www.fishcontemporaryfurniture.com/cabinet_making_tuition.htm