11:00am - 5:00pm
July 21, 22, 28, 29
The versatility and strength of wood allows it to be used for building houses, boats, guitars, cabinets, laptop cases and more. This weekend only class introduces you to wood: grain, orientation, strength. And then teaches you how to build a laptop table or bed-side table for yourself. Amongst other tools, you will gain familiarity with using a saw, a chisel and a hammer properly.
Our goal is to make sure each participant walks away a master in basic wood joinery, as well as the confidence to continue their tinkering and exploration with wood. All necessary materials will be provided.
About Viren Vaz (www.vforwood.com)
For the last 10 years he is living proof that even a small home in Mumbai can turn into a woodworking workshop. Working from 10 pm to midnight he has, over the years, turned out items of furniture ranging from a small shoe rack to a large 7×6 foot bed. He also makes wood puzzles and miniature furniture and is obsessed with designs that do not need metal fasteners. He has quit a career of 15 years and now teaches woodworking. When not working wood, he can be found drilling holes in walls, changing faulty switches or fixing leaky taps. He could also be elbow deep in cake batter or playing with the colony pups (children); he does play with the strays too, but that's something we won't talk about now. Viren is eager to learn as much as he can about various materials and working techniques and is equally comfortable talking about pottery, stone carving and welding as he is woodworking