MAKING DELRIN AND BAMBOO TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION AND BOOKBINDING
Making tools is not only engaging and fun, but entirely practical since the
result is a set of tools you can use daily. Book conservators, other
conservators, bookbinders, technicians, artists and others will find this
workshop valuable. Filing, scraping and polishing are meditative
activities, no previous experience required. Working Delrin and bamboo is a
great way to start toolmaking and we will make folders, lifting tools,
microspatulas, hera, and creasing tools. Most of the skills and techniques
taught are transferable to wood and bone toolmaking too. Fair warning:
making your own tools is highly addictive!
Thankfully, the pandemic is subsiding in New York, but I originally created
this workshop specifically to teach online with a kit, and it has worked
well for the past four sessions, so I will keep it up for a while. So far
49 students from 7 countries have completed this workshop.
All aspects of making tools with delrin and bamboo will be discussed in
detail: design considerations, cutting, filing, rough shaping, final
shaping, and polishing. The workshop consists of two 3- hour synchronous
zoom sessions with PPT's, videos, discussion of handouts, demonstrations,
Q&A chat sessions, and working together. Also included is one month access
to web resources, PPTs and videos demonstrating key techniques.
The workshop includes a kit with enough materials to make nine tools with a
retail value over $300. A set of hand tools is also included: a cherry
bench hook, scraper, burnisher, a file for plastics, and a variety of
sanding and polishing supplies. All you need is a stable work surface, a
few common hand tools, and some time to work outside of class.
DATES: There will be three sessions: September 11 + 18, October 16 + 23,
November 13 + 20
Saturdays, . 12-3pm Pacific, 1-4pm Mountain, 2-5pm Central, 3-6pm
Eastern, 8-11pm GMT, 9-12 CET, 10 - 1am EET, 5am - 8am (+ 1 day) JST, 6am -
9am ( +1 day) UTC
COST: $390 US Register here:
International participants need to contact me (
https://www.peacheytools.com/contact) confirming they wish to attend,
I will save a seat and send you an invoice enabling you to pay by credit
card. I will hold the seat for 24 hours after I send the invoice. The cost
is $440 Canada, $465 EU and other countries, and $490 Australia and New
Zealand. This includes kit shipping. Up to 3 kits can ship in one box
internationally, so if you place one order for 2 or 3 people there will be
substantial shipping savings, with the second and third places costing $390.
I hope to see some of you there!
Peachey Conservation, LLC