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. Students can also refurbish old hand tools.
Dates: To be confirmed, please inquire
Materials: All supplied
Location: Brooklyn Workshop near Molong NSW
Register your interest now contact Geoff Tonkin by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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