Date: Thursday, August 25th & September 8th
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Jeff Tobin (Bole Woodshop)
Join us to build your very own river table (up to 2' x 4'). You will leave the class with a completed table that is ready for legs (metal table legs will be available at 20% off for students). Students are welcome to participate with a partner.
Day 1 - You will start the class by selecting a slab of either maple, walnut or cherry from our live edge room. You will learn the proper techniques to prepare your wood for placement in your form. Students will then select their pigments/colours before final mixing and pouring commences. Projects will be left to cure until the second day of the class.
Day 2 - Students will return to the classroom and their table will have already been removed from the mold and flattened by KJP staff. The class will all head to the shop to watch one of the tables being flattened to understand the process before heading back to the class. A large part of this session will address proper sanding techniques and steps needed to take before applying a finish. The tables will be squared off using a Festool track saw, and an optional chamfered edge can be applied to the table using a router. Students will apply a coat of Rubio Monocoat to one side of their table to learn the proper application method and make it easier to transport home with only one side finished. If legs are purchased from the store students will be guided through installing the legs using Rampa insert nuts and bolts.
All tools and materials will be provided, including: 12L FlowCast ($395.95), 100mL Rubio Monocoat Pure ($29.95), a bucket, maple, walnut or cherry live edge slab (approx. retail value of $823). Students will be able to take home any remaining epoxy and/or Rubio that they have. 24" x 48" epoxy forms being used will be available for students to purchase at a discount for $170.
In this class students will be using a track saw, router, palm sander, miter saw and drill.
All skill levels are welcome, but this class will move at a pace comfortbale for a beginner making their first epoxy table. All tools being used will be explained and demonstrated to each student prior to use. Lunch will be provided and any dietary restrictions can be addressed at the time of ordering.