Cost: $216 per day plus materials. Max. 4 students.
We will be running our popular Bench Space Sessions on Fridays, starting from 5th Feb. These sessions will be limited to 4 students at a time, ensuring that each participant gets ample attention. These sessions are specifically for those wishing to practise and advance their skills. or make a piece of furniture of their own. You could even choose to tackle one of Neil's award-winning designs, if you feel you lack the necessary skills and equipment. Neil will be available at all times, with Pam's assistance from time to time, to guide you through the design process and help you create your masterpiece. Those who have not already done a course with ESCA will be supervised at all times on our considerable suite of machinery until Neil is satisfied that you are competent to use them unassisted. Although each bench is equipped with a set of tools, it is strongly recommended that each participant bring their own hand tools along. Bookings and payments must be made in advance to secure a position. We expect around ten 'regulars', so it is recommended that you express interest early.
Please note: (1) These sessions exclude those wishing to use the facility purely to machine up large quantities of timber, ie, planing, thicknessing or sawing.
(2) Each student gets, on average, 15 minutes every hour of one-to-one attention (90 minutes per day), regardless of student numbers on the day.
(3) Materials are not supplied, however, ESCA has a wide range of timbers and other materials that can be purchaced, often at trade prices.