John Lloyd Fine Furniture
Fine Furniture Making Courses
Open Studio at The Stable, All Saints Church, Lindfield
Saturday 13th September 2014 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Demonstrations of furniture making and antique restoration skills by John Lloyd and an exhibition of work by current and past students. Items for sale and commissions taken.
Programme of Demonstrations
Watch a craftsman at work and learn a few of the secrets of fine furniture making and antique furniture restoration.
11.00 am Hand Cut Dovetails
A demonstration of the traditional technique for jointing boxes and drawers. Marking out ‘through’ dovetails, sawing and chiselling techniques. The dovetail is often regarded as the benchmark for a craftsman skills – decorative, elegant and strong.
1.00 pm Veneering
The art of using very thin slices of wood to create a highly decorative effect. A demonstration of hand veneering using traditional glues and laying veneers with a traditional veneer hammer.
3.00 pm Traditional Hand Polishing
An introduction to the principles of French polishing using natural shellac to enhance the natural beauty of wood. The traditional finishing technique for antique furniture.