TRAINING

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WhatsNew

 
 
Ike (Isaac Curran) is now displaying work in The Coastal Design Gallery in Campbeltown Jane & Grant Logan have a well appointed gallery, Grant designs and makes stunning jewellery . www.coastal-deesign.co.uk I have now created a photo page on "photobucket" its a lot easier for me to upload pictures directly to the albums and that way folk can see what we are making.  You can visit my page click here: IKE CURRAN PICTURES
   

 

Craft Fair News

 
 

I am very sorry to announce that due to ongoing ill health Isaac cannot organise and run the botanic Gardens Craft fair, all dates are cancelled.  Isaac had a procedure on his spine early in February and has just been discharged from hospital with ongoing heart decease problems (29 February 2016).  Isaac and myself are truly sad that this has had to be cancelled.

   

 

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Training and Demonstrations

 
 

TRAINING WITH

ISAAC CURRAN

 

 

 

 

IN MY DISABLED ACCESS WORKSHOP IN WISHAW

I am offering an introduction to woodturning

or

Rocking Horse Making

THIS IS NOT FOR PROFIT AND CHARGES MADE ARE

TO COVER COSTS AND INSURANCE

 

WOODTURNING:

I am a self taught woodturner and a qualified adult educator (CG 730 Teacher Cert).  The training is carried out within my own workshop (click the word workshop to see it) where I have a vb36 lathe and a Silverdrive Statesman 280 as well as a "Delta" Midi Lathe which can be set up for wheelchair woodturning, the workshop is fully ramped but I DO NOT HAVE A DISABLED TOILET, access for a toilet is through the house and I have a stair lift seat to cope with the stairs. 

The training that can come in two different ways.  A set introduction to woodturning, this will entail a set programme detailed below and this will incur a donation into the workshop of £50 and run from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm with a short break for lunch (not provided).  Second way is to give a more general intro to woodturning and making something like a candle holder (tlight) and a general intro to the workings of a lathe which will run from 10.30 am to 3pm and a donation to the workshop of £40.

INTRODUCTION TO WOODTURNING:  1.  Introduction to the lathe and tools used.  2.  Introduction to spindle turning by using a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, skew to achieve a bead and a cove (the basics of pretty much most woodturning)  3.  Some instruction on sharpening the tools described.

ROCKING HORSE MAKING:

Once again I am self taught you can see 2 of my horses in my Gallery or check out Techniques and tips to see the most recently made horse.  I am a member of the Guild of Rocking Horse Makers, having made a few horses.

 

The training will be on the basis that you will pay for your own wood and materials, I can supply the advice, some of the tools and the time and location.  I am quite happy to steer you through the complete horse or just the carving of the head (which is the hardest part).  Training is conducted on a daily basis from 10am till 3.30pm All I ask is a donation of £50 per day to cover the cost of heating, lighting and tools.  The workshop is fully ramped but I DO NOT HAVE A DISABLED TOILET, access for a toilet is through the house and I have a stair lift seat to cope with the stairs.

 

DEMONSTRATIONS:

I am available for Talks and demonstrations, to small groups, of basic woodturning and making of small items using a mini lathe.  All I require is wheelchair access a space to set up my Mini Lathe and a power point.  The Talk and demonstration will last approx 2 to 2 1/2 hours Once again all I ask is a donation to Wheelchair Woodturners to cover my costs of £60.  I do need to bring an assistant with me for these occasions.