Basic Tool Making

with Ian Percival & Geoff Tonkin

 Tools made by 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 at least 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. Students will also have the opportunity to make handles for their tools.

Cost: $300

Dates: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd May 2021

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th May 2021

Materials: All supplied

Location: Brooklyn Workshop near Molong NSW

Register your interest  now  contact Geoff Tonkin  by email:  geoff.tonkin4@bigpond.com or ph. 0427 677 226

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.

November 2020 Courses

February 2020 Course

  

  

December 2019 Course

 

November 2019 Course

 

Photos from November 2018 Course

                  A crank chisel made from a circular saw blade by Ian

Photos from July 2018 Course.

 

 

Photos from our first course held in February 2018