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Dovetails with Dom, Hand Cut

13 April 2024 9am-4pm

Dovetails are an elegant and extremely functional joint that has been fundamental to woodworking throughout the ages. Cutting dovetails accurately and efficiently is a skill that every woodworker should have in their repertoire.

In this class you will learn how to cut various types of dovetails using hand tools. No routers here!

7 hours

$340 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Two Days of Carving Joy! Carve a Wooden Boat Sculpture or Dogs and Cats in the Flat Plane Style.

Explore the gentle, meditative art of wood carving. The emphasis of this class is to learn to create a three-dimensional sculpture hand-held using simple hand tools.

This weekend is designed to give you a choice of project. Carol Russell is known for her little gestural animal sculptures and her whimsical boats. You can choose what you’d like to make.

You’ll design your project with Carol at the beginning of the class and then over the two days Carol will work through the process with you and help you find your own style.

14 hours (7 hours x 2 days)

$585 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Carving Small Animals with Character with Carol Russell

Explore the gentle, meditative art of wood carving by learning to carve small animal forms. The emphasis of this class is to learn to create a three-dimensional sculpture hand-held using simple hand tools.

14 hours (7 hours x 2 days)

$575 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Two-day Bowl Carving Class with Carol Russell

Come and hand carve a beautiful wooden bowl with Carol. You’ll begin with a block of exquisite Australian timber and work through all the processes to create an object that is both useful and sculptural.

14 hours (7 hours x 2 days)

$585 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Dovetails with Dom, Hand Cut

Dovetails are an elegant and extremely functional joint that has been fundamental to woodworking throughout the ages. Cutting dovetails accurately and efficiently is a skill that every woodworker should have in their repertoire.
In this class you will learn how to cut various types of dovetails using hand tools. No routers here!

6 hours

$340 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Electric Guitar Making

Join experienced luthier Tom King as he guides you through the electric guitar making process.

60 hours (6 hours x 10 weeks) + materials

$2500 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Furniture Restoration

Unlock the secrets of breathing new life into old or contemporary furniture with master restorer Ben Hodgetts in our one day Furniture Restoration short course.

Are you passionate about preserving the beauty of vintage or antique pieces? Do you want to learn the art of reviving worn-out furniture to its former glory? Look no further! Our short course is your gateway to the world of furniture restoration.

7 hours

$320 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Introduction to Furniture Making

Join Gray Balmer for this two day course for beginners. Gray will introduce you to the process of furniture making.

This is a stand alone course where you learn the fundamentals to furniture making. 

12 hours (6 hours x 2 days)

$450 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Plane Tuning

Learn how to renovate an old plane or correctly tune a new one.

Bring at least one plane to work and join Gray Balmer for this one day course …and make it sing.

6 hours

$320 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Router Techniques

Do you already own a router, but feel that you’re not able to realise its full potential? Do you lack confidence in the use of your router? Are you considering buying a router? Then this one day workshop with Gray Balmer is for you.

6 hours

$320 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Tool Sharpening

This half-day workshop with Gray Balmer will demonstrate how you develop a perfect sharpening technique. 

3.5 hours

$200 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Wood Finishing

This intensive two part workshop with Gray Balmer is designed for woodworkers wishing to develop their understanding of clear finishing products and techniques.

7 hours (3.5 hours x 2 days)

$320 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Upcoming short courses