Craft

Sovereign Hill

03 Jun 2019

Chair making workshop

Spend five days learning traditional woodworking techniques and hand tools to create your very own Sovereign Chair – designed specifically for this class at Sovereign Hill by Master Chairmaker Glen Rundell. This chair will only be run as a workshop at Sovereign Hill. The design harks back to the gold rush era, it’s size and seat reflect the chairs common of that time in Australian history, taking cues from a chair currently in the Gold Museum’s archive collection of chairs and a chair originating from the historic Nantucket Island. The undercarriage (legs and stretchers) have a simple design that carries through to the back posts, with three back spindles tenoned through steam bent horizontal rails. On this workshop you will complete all the carving by hand of your chair seat and use steam bending techniques to complete the chair back. Participants will be taken through traditional woodworking and joinery processes, learn to use traditional tools like draw knives, spoke shaves and travishers to create a beautiful heirloom piece, crafted by you – that will be passed down through future generations.
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date:
Monday 03 June 2019
time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dates:
June 3rd - June 7th 2019
Cost:
$2,000pp
Inc.:
all lunches and 4 nights accommodation
Address:
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, 3350
Map:
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Instructors: Glen Rundell & Pete Trott. June 3rd - 7th 2019 Cost: $2,000 - cost includes all lunches and four nights accommodation at Sovereign Hill (dorm style accommodation) upgrades are available.

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