To those of us in Australia, Christopher Schwarz is best known for this role as the editor of ‘Popular Woodworking’. In the US, however he is one of the best authorities on traditional woodworking tools and is arguably the most recognizable face of traditional woodworking.
We are very proud to announce that Christopher will be teaching three classes at the Melbourne Guild of Fine woodworking in 2013. The classes are, The Anarchist’s Tool Chest, Hammer in Hand: The Dovetailed School Box, and the Shaker Wall Cabinet.
In addition to these exclusive classes, Christopher will be conducting an evening seminar and we will be holding our annual ‘Hand Tool Event’, with demonstrations, tool makers and speciality timber suppliers all on site - We will announce more details closer to the event.
The 2013 Master Class Series is shaping up to be out biggest yet, so click though for more information and register for one or more of Christopher’s popular classes.
Where: 79B Lexton Rd, Box Hill North
When: 23rd and 24th March from 10am to 4pm
The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking is proud to announce a significant Hand Tool Event focusing purely on hand tools, new and old, traditional skills demonstrations and beautiful timbers for musical instruments, furniture making and turning.
As an added draw card, Christopher Schwarz will be present for both days – 23rd and 24th March. For those of you who are not familiar with Christopher Schwarz, my best advice is to do a Google search on ‘Christopher Schwarz’. He is one of the world’s greatest communicators on the subject of Fine Woodworking and it’s traditions. There are so many accomplishments attributed to him…too many to mention. It is a great honour to have him here in Australia and attending this Hand Tool Event.
We wish to acknowledge the greatful support of Lie Nielson, Chris Vesper, Terry Gordon on HNT Gordon, Colin Clinton, Michael O’Connor, Tetsuro Izumitani of Japanese Hand Tools and The Hand Tool Preservation Society. They will all be present at this unique event both demonstrating and selling their beautiful merchandise.
The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking will also be holding an Open Day for the school with demonstrations of traditional crafts being conducted throughout the weekend. Demonstrations such as steam bending, dove tailing, hand fitting drawers, carving, Windsor Chair making and Shaker Oval Box making will take place here at the school.
If all of this is not enough, there will be a selection of high quality beautiful timbers from various vendors. Timbers such as Curly Maple, Gidgee, Coobar, Elm, Curly Redgum, Californian Redwood, Clear Macrocarper, Honduras Mahogany and Ancient Redgum just to mention a few. Some of these timbers are exceptionally rare.
A sausage sizzle and beverages will also be available outside the school.
Christopher Schwarz will also be available for book signings and chit chats.
Please help support his event by your attendance. The entire event is free. There is also no charge to vendors. Only with your attendance can we make it a success and run this again in the future. The Hand Tool Event is purely about the passion of tools, beautiful timbers and Fine Furniture Making.
We hope to see you there!!!