David Haig 1-day Masterclass

Shape It Up with David Haig

Sunday 11th August

About the Masterclass

David Haig is an internationally renowned furniture maker from Nelson, New Zealand. His work includes the ‘Monogram’ rocking chair and more recently ‘Folium No.3’ that won the major prize at AWR’s Studio Furniture 2018 exhibition. Both of these pieces express David’s extraordinary attention to detail, in particular his sculptural treatment of joinery.

Join David Haig for his ‘Shape it Up’ one-day masterclass and let David show you the techniques he has developed and mastered for shaping and detailing around joinery.

Shape it Up starts with a visual review of David’s work, exploring the story behind the development of the Monogram and Folium chair – this your chance to understand David’s design process and construction techniques. You will then make your own Japanese styled whittling knife using a forged Japanese blade, this is the same knife David developed to detail his own work. Then David will conduct a series of demonstrations on the marking out and shaping methods he applies – you are now all set to Shape it Up yourself. Guided by David, you will spend the rest of the day practicing and refining your shaping and detailing skills by completing a series of guided, hands-on shaping exercises. Participants should bring along their favourite spokeshaves, rasps, or any shaping tools they enjoy or wish to master, and yes, you keep your hand made Japanese whittling knife.

Shape it Up is perfect for anyone wishing to develop their wood shaping and detailing techniques using hand-tools. Participants will also gain insight into the design approach of one of world’s leading designer makers. Suitable for all medium to advanced woodworkers – only 14 places available so purchase your ticket today.

Your ticket includes:

  • All basic equipment and materials required to complete the course
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on the day
  • Entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace

The Shape it Up 1 Day Masterclass with David Haig will be held at FAB9, 90 Maribyrnong Street Footscray, Melbourne on Sunday the 11th of August 2019.

Included in your ticket price is entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber and Tool marketplace.This event is held in areas adjacent to the FAB9 workshops.

All meals, materials and basic equipment are supplied, and participants are provided with a recommended tools list covering the more specific tools required. Each day starts at 9.00am sharp and concludes at 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon tea served at 11.00am and 3.00pm respectively. Lunch served at 1.00pm for 45 minutes. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Students to wear sturdy clothing, covered shoes and bring their own personal eye and hearing protection equipment. Please arrive 30 minutes early on Sunday the 11th for registration and induction.

Once you purchase your 1-day Masterclass ticket you will receive within 24 hours an email from our sales department confirming your purchase. Before the class commences, you will also receive a 1 Day Masterclass manual which sets out all the background information on the Masterclass covering transport options and parking, equipment and PPE, safety and contacts.

For further information email us at hello@wooddustaustralia.com.

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