Wood Working Workshop For the Beginners
Maker's Asylum unveils the mystery that is wood working and how you can use it to shape the world around you and populate your space with items that are truly you.
Working wood is one of the oldest skills in the world and one that brings you closest to the complexities of nature. Along with stone and mud, it is the first material to be used by early man. Wood is very versatile. You could carve it into a sculpture or make it into a table.
It is strong enough to hold up a roof and yet can be light enough to fly. It can be cut into beautifully figured grain or made into bland unsightly ply.
In spite of your busy lives, you can still make time for small jobs around the house where one must apply one's own skill. A few basic wood-working tools and a few clamps is all one needs to be able to make a jewelry cabinet for the wife or a cool custom pencil box for the son or even a laptop table for the husband. One must not only learn carpentry but, must also know what the local timber shop sells, what is BT saag and CP saag and a host of other mysterious terms!
DAY 1 (6th January): Introduction and cutting wood to size.
DAY 2: (7th January): Joinery, dry fitting and final assembly.
DAY 3: (13th January): Polish and finish.
DAY 4: (14th January): Spill-over.
Along the way, you will use each of the joints. Participants will work with the saw, chisel, hammer and more to immediately practice what is being taught. Finally, you will apply the first coat of varnish to the piece. It is the aim of the course to make sure that each participant has acquired expertise in basic joinery, as well as the confidence that most woodworking projects are now within reach.
Materials Provided: Timber, wood working tools, plans.
What to bring: Notebook, if you wish to take notes.
About the Instructor
About the Organizer & Venue
Maker's Asylum, Mumbai
D-11/1, Road No. 21, Opposite Passport Seva Kendra, MIDC, Marol Industrial Area, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093