Furniture Making

Experience provided by Chaïm Factor

Date & Time

The next 2 dates are on the 24th of November finishing at 5pm and 8th of December finishing at the regular time of 5:30pm.

Location

Hill Picket Studio, Ballinvalley, Ballygahan Upper, Avoca, County Wicklow, Ireland

Everyone who comes to Hill Picket Studio has a different goal, a different ambition and a different set of design and practical skills. We are endlessly amazed by the beautiful designs people have and the wonderful work they produce. We are thrilled to be able to help people on their journey and exploration of working with wood. Below is a gallery demonstrating just some of the wonderfully diverse and beautifully crafted work people have produced at Hill Picket Studio under the instruction and tuition of Chaim. Some participants come for just one day while others have stayed with us for years starting with the beginners project and building their way up to exquisite cabinet making or instrument making.

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Participants are introduced to the use of hand tools such as chisels, wood planes and saws.

We guide people through safe and correct methods of sharpening and general care of hand tools.

Participants are introduced to a selection of Irish hardwoods such as Yew, Beech and Sycamore as well as some exotic timbers and tone-woods used in instrument making.

We facilitate the exploration of wood joints, basic design techniques and introduce abrasives, adhesives and various finishing techniques including shellac and waxes.

For the more advanced and for those wishing to progress to more complex projects, we welcome personal designs that require more complicated applications such as jig building, routing, steam bending, lamination and working curves etc.

We also welcome design students who might wish to progress thesis prototypes, 3rd level programme assignments and Leaving Cert students who would like to improve their practical skills. Special provision towards the Construction Studies practical exam and a mock test will be offered in the April session.

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Instrument Making

Wood Working

Instrument Making

9:30am to 5pm on Saturdays

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