THE DAILY COURSE SCHEDULE - 8 WEEK DIPLOMA COURSE IN TOOL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT


THE DAILY COURSE SCHEDULE - 8 WEEK DIPLOMA COURSE IN TOOL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Designed to develop your hand tool skills to the level required to restore fine antique furniture. To be started after booking & completed before/during the 8 weeks of the course.

WEEK 1

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

PRE-COURSE

HOME STUDY WEEK

The pre-course preparation work to be completed at home.

Week 1:To be started after booking & completed before the start of week 2 of this course.

(We will provide all the help needed with workshop design, where to buy tools, materials & equipment).

PRE-COURSE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work space & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

(Depending on the workshop or workspace you want to set up this could take 1 to 12 weeks to complete & needs to be done prior to the start of the week 2 of the course)

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WEEK 2

The pre-course preparation work to be completed at home.

Week 2: You will work on exercises from the home study & course manuals to prepare you for your private tuition weeks with Nigel Phillips in Cornwall.

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercises 4, 5, & 6 in the home study manual

You will learn about the theory of hand tool use & joint making. You also will learn about wood & veneer, recognizing different types, how it’s prepared for use & many more topics.

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WEEK 3

Private tuition Week in Cornwall

Week 3: You will go to Cornwall for the first week of private tuition with Nigel Phillips.

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Welcome, course overview and orientation.

Home study Q & A.

You will learn how to use & sharpen hand tools & make joints of various types

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WEEK 4

Private tuition Week in Cornwall

Week 4: You will go to Cornwall for the second week of private tuition with Nigel Phillips

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

You will learn how to use & sharpen hand tools & make joints of various types. (Please see the course description for the full list).

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WEEK 5

The Mid-course practice work to be completed at home.

Week 5: With the aid of the course manuals you will practice tool skills & finish constructing your piece of furniture

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercises 7, 8, & 9 in the home study manual

Practice what has been learned on the last 2 private tuition weeks & complete the construction of your piece of furniture

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WEEK 6

The Mid-course practice work to be completed at home.

Week 6: With the aid of the course manuals you will practice tool skills & finish constructing your piece of furniture

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercises 7, 8, & 9 in the home study manual

Practicing what has been learned on the last 2 private tuition weeks and completing the construction of your piece of furniture

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WEEK 7

The Mid-course practice work to be completed at home.

Week 7: With the aid of the course manuals you will practice tool skills & finish constructing your piece of furniture

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercises 7, 8, & 9 in the home study manual

Practicing what has been learned on the last 2 private tuition weeks and completing the construction of your piece of furniture

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WEEK 8

Private tuition weeks in Cornwall

Week 8: You will go to Cornwall for the third & last week of private tuition with Nigel Phillips to complete your course

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Home study Q&A

After the 3 weeks of practice at home you will know what you need further tuition in & Nigel will provide this. He will also help you to complete your piece of furniture to take home.

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