Basic Tool Making
with Ian Percival
A basic introductory course on the making of hand tools suitable for woodworkers, carvers, sculptors, jewelers, chair makers and artisans.
Over two days students will have the opportunity to make two tools of their choice using simple metalworking hand tools. Skills covered include heat treatment (annealing, hardening, and tempering) shaping, cutting, grinding, sharpening and polishing.
Dates: Next course Oct. 2018. Actual days TBC
Materials: All supplied
Location: Brooklyn Workshop near Molong NSW
Expressions of interest now being taken, contact Geoff Tonkin by email: email@example.com
Accommodation? Please inquire
About the Tutor
Ian Percival has had a lifelong involvement in using and making hand tools. His expertise covers woodworking, woodturning, sculpture, carving, metal working, metal turning and blacksmithing. For thirteen years he was a visiting tutor at the ANU in Canberra at the National Institute of the Arts and a visiting tutor at the Sturt School for Wood, Mittagong Summer School. He has exhibited at the Woodcraft Guild in Canberra and was a winner at the last Wood Review Magazine tool making competition.
Photos from our first course held in February 2018
Photos from July 2018 Course.