Setting Up Your Workshop Seminar at Hamilton Wood Show

Setting Up Your Workshop Seminar at Hamilton Wood Show

Setting Up Your Workshop Seminar at Hamilton Wood Show

Vic Tesolin (The Minimalist Woodworker) will deliver a seminar on Setting Up Your Shop at the 2016 Hamilton Woodworking Show, which will be held from Feb 26 to 28.

Setting up Your Wood Shop
Getting a wood shop set up can be a daunting task. With so many details like lighting, dust collection, HVAC and electrics it's hard to know what to do - not to mention the tools you need to buy. Vic Tesolin has worked in many shops and has set up a few as well. He will take you through the points you should consider whether you have 1000 square feet or 100. He will also talk about tool purchases and which ones are essential and which ones you can wait on. Spend some time with Vic and take the guess work out of equipping your shop.
 
The Minimalist Workshop
Minimalist Woodworking is the idea that you don't need to have every machine and an expansive shos to woodwork. Truth be known, you can woodwork in as little as 50 square feet with a small kit of tools and a small, sturdy bench. Vic Tesolin is the Minimalist Woodworker and he will show you some of the basic tools and techniques required to work in a small space. He will cover topics like preparing lumber, marking and measuring, and surface preparation. If you live in a small home, apartment or condo, you won't want to miss out on this presentation.
 
Hand-cut Joinery
One of the keys to working in a small space is refining your hand tool skills. The truth is that you can cut accurate, perfect-fitting joinery with hand tools if you know how. Vic will take you through three of the essential woodworking joints including the mortise and tenon, rebates and dovetails. He will focus on layout, cutting, and fitting of these joints while providing tips and tricks for working efficiently and effectively. Stop by and learn the minimalist approach to woodworking joinery.
 
A little bit about Vic Tesolin
Vic is a veteran of the Canadian Army where he served for 14 yrs in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. After his honourable discharge, he was a student at Rosewood Studio where he studied furniture design and making under the guidance of some of North America's top furniture makers. He ran his own studio furniture business designing and crafting furniture by commission while working at Rosewood as a part-time instructor and craftsman in residence. He realized that making the type of furniture he liked to make didn't make him much money so he went in search for a real job...taking the helm at Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement magazine as editor.
Vic now has what might be one of the coolest jobs in woodworking: he serves as Technical Advisor at Lee Valley Tools. He also builds what he wants, when he wants in his minimalist workshop.  Learn more about Vic and check out his blog, latest projects, and other cool stuff at the Minimalist Woodworker.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015