THE LONDON SCHOOL OF FURNITURE MAKING: PORTABLE WORKBENCH COURSE

Furniture making courses in London. We run woodwork classes, for adult learners. Our woodwork short course is suitable for experienced students who want to deepen their knowledge. A series of introductory cabinet making lessons build into a comprehensive set of carpentry skills. We teach you how to use joinery to create a coffee table or a make a Japanese coffee table. You can learn how to make boxes and we have a workbench class too. We offer a steam bending class.

PORTABLE WORKBENCH COURSE


Image of small workbench with clamps and a Veritas plane

One of the most important tools in the workshop is a decent workbench. At some time or other, most of us have tried to work on a wobbly Black and Decker WorkMate or heaven forefend, the dining room table only to find out quite quickly, what poor substitutes they are for the real thing.

This sturdy little workbench is designed to give you a solid, portable, easily stowed away work surface with the functionality of a full-sized bench. You can clamp it to any work surface of a suitable height, with G or F cramps.

The vice is big enough to hold modestly sized pieces for sawing, chiselling, and planing. The bench itself is compact but can support activities like chopping out mortices and making dovetails.

This bench makes a worthwhile addition to your existing set-up because it raises your work to a comfortable height which in turn helps to prevent back and neck pain.


Image of small workbench, with moxon vice.


The overall size is approximately 600mm long, by 450mm deep by 200mm high. Approximate weight 8kg.


LEVEL: Intermediate*
Cost: £495
Days: Monday to Wednesday

DATES
22nd to 24th June 2020



* Intermediate level courses are suitable for anyone who has attended one of our Core Skills Planing or Joinery classes or something similar at a different school. If you don't know your face side from your face edge, or what these terms mean, then you would be better served by booking a place on one of our Core Skills classes before joining this class.