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August 9th 2021 - August 23rd 2021
10:00am - 11:30am
Apply by Sunday 25 July
Course runs 9–23 August
Participants must be able to attend all three sessions
Laminating is a technique used throughout the woodwork industry to create light, strong, curved components by gluing multiple layers together. Since its inception into manufacturing the technique has been immensely popular with designers, allowing them to incorporate radical curves into their designs, without sacrificing strength and doing away with the visual weight of thicker components.
This practical course is made up of a combination of live sessions and online learning. You will be introduced to the vacuum forming method of laminating, using real wood veneers to make a small-curved mirror. You’ll learn which materials lend themselves to laminating, what adhesives to use, what a former is and how it is made, the basics of woodwork marking out, how to sand wood and how to apply a hard wax oil finish.
We don’t expect you to have industrial vacuum equipment, so we’ve come up with a way of using a clothes storage bag and your domestic hoover so you can start your laminating journey. All the materials you need, and a vacuum bag, will be provided and posted to you.
By the end of the course you will understand:
There will also be the opportunity to discuss your own project ideas and get the support you need to apply the knowledge you develop through the course.
The course will be led by Jan Waterson. Jan is Senior Technician at STEAMhouse. A woodworking specialist he supports members through all stages of the design and make process, helping connect the dots between materials, design and fabrication.
How to apply:
This workshop is fully funded. To take part you must be an eligible SME – this means you must be registered as self-employed or have your own business and be based in England.
Spaces are very limited and we expect the workshop to be oversubscribed.
To apply to take part please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 25 July. Please write “Woodbox Workshop” in the subject header.