Hand Crafted Woodwork

Published on 28 February 2014

Hand Crafted Woodwork

Hand Crafted Woodwork with James Carroll, March 6th, Dublin 8. James Carroll has been making furniture of different types in Co Wicklow for a while now. At some point he stumbled across the ‘pre industrial’ method of woodworking. Somehow this has largely been sidelined for the last century as a result of increased time saving machinery. James finds using hand tools and unprocessed wood not only aids the design process but also means there is a more direct relationship with the tree and the material. On the night, James will demonstrate some of these techniques and tools and go through the basics of using a knife, an axe,  a shaving horse and more. You will be able to try your hand at working green wood in this age old way that has much relevance in a modern context. Working in this way it is apparent how efficient it is to split and shape wood using edge tools.

 

While the evening is just a brief introduction it will hopefully provide enough of a taste to encourage further investigation. Regardless of this there is just something deeply satisfying about making shavings. If the thought of going back to your pre-industrial roots sounds good or you just want to lose yourself in some wood shavings, let us know asap. Price is €15, venue is South Studios (D8), kick off is 7.30pm. Date is 6th March

Class size is 15 people with potential for a second round if demand demands