Working with Plans
I have had the pleasure of teaching for over thirty five years. In that time, one of my most frequent quotes to students who are seeking some encouragement has been,
“some days are diamonds, some days are stones”.
When things go a little array, as they do, it is often improved by some additional tuition and planning.
Much of my teaching practice for “introductory classes” has been to emphasis the joy of materials and technique, however, as projects become more sophisticated and challenging, thorough, detailed working plans are essential, in completing fulfilling, elegant and well resolved projects.
The focus of this course is to select a project from one of the highly acclaimed woodworking magazines and work through their design and construction process.
I have done this on a number of occassions with the Woodsmith and Wood Review Magazines.
It has been an engaging and fulfilling process. The workbenches in our classroom are the result of a feature article in the Woodsmith magazine.
I believe, this course has considerable merit for students seeking greater depth and understanding of the process of crafting high quality furniture.
Particularly,for clients who are seeking to execute work in a timely, professional and sophisticated manner.
The fiddle back eucalypt tray was down loaded from the Woodsmith site at the princely sum of $4.95