A Production Masterclass with Evan Dunstone and his Team of Craftsmen

Do you aspire to be a professional craftsman? Are you interested in small-batch craft production? Would you like to experience the dynamics of one of the best woodworking teams in Australia? Are you a woodworking teacher who wants to expand your knowledge base? At Dunstone Design we are known for our unique blend of skilled hand work and well planned production techniques. We utilize a range of machinery, jigs and shaping processes to make award winning contemporary fine furniture. How do we do it? Find out by joining our Production Masterclass from Monday 4th to Friday 8th February, 2019! Total cost $2,500 incl. GST. Deposit on this order, $850 Incl. GST (see terms and conditions below).
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There is no other course like this available in Australia.

A production Masterclass with Evan Dunstone and our team of craftsmen, Alex MacFarlane and William Bayliss is unlike anything offered in Australia. Become a Dunstone Design Maker for a week and help us make a run of iconic Waterfall Stools.  Learn the ins and outs of commercial boutique craft manufacturing. Use the actual jigs and processes that we have developed over 17 years of making this design. See the pace of work of proffessional makers and pit yourself against the best.

The Proccess

We will work as a team using four timbers with distinctively different working characteristics; Victorian blackwood, jarrah, rock maple and briar oak. You will learn how different species react to the same design. Once all the components have been made, you will hand shape and finish your personal stool through to completion (additional stools are $250 + GST ea. extra).

The key to this style of craft production is accurate machining. You will use (under strict and professional supervision) a wide range of machines including a Martin T45 thicknesser, a Centauro band resaw with power feed, an SCM spindle moulder, a wide belt sander and many other machines and techniques. You will experience professional level jigs and work to 0.1mm accuracy. You will learn many tricks of the trade and get an insight in to how to design for production and how to plan workflow.

The Opportunity

This is a valuable investment for any aspiring professional or semi-professional wood worker, any teacher wishing to expand your skills base or any aspiring furniture designer. It will be of great benifit to any enthusiast or serious hobby woodworker.

The Details

Classes run 9am to 5pm, Monday 4th to Friday 8th of February, 2019. Morning tea will run 10:30am to 11am and Lunch 1pm to 1:30pm. Food and good coffee/tea is provided. You will need to bring your own PPE- a good dust mask, good hearing protection and good eye protection. You will be getting dirty, so wear old clothes.

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced wood workers. If you are unsure about your skill level, email evan@dunstonedesign.com or call 0401 404 275 to discuss. 
You do not need to bring any additional tools.

The class is limited to 8 students. You will experience every process in an intimate group format to ensure that everyone who wants to have a go at a process can do so. You will always have a minimum ratio of one of my craftsmen to three students.

Terms and Conditions

The total cost of the Waterfall Stool Master Class is $2,500 incl. GST. A deposit of $850 incl. GST is payable on booking. If you wish to discuss this opportunity further prior to booking, contact Evan on email evan@dunstonedesign.com.au or call 0401 404 275. The balance of $1,650 incl. GST must be paid by Friday 1st Februay 2019 (you will be invoiced separately). Your tickets are not transferable. A cancellation prior to Friday 25th January 2019 will attract a $220 cancellation fee and $550 will be refunded. A cancellation after Friday 25th January 2019 will forfeit your deposit and/or final payment.

We produced this video on making the Waterfall Stool for Australian Wood Review Magazine in 2016. Please watch it to gain an insight in to the various techniques involved. 

Timber Types: blackwood, jarrah, rock maple and briar oak.
“Hi Evan,

Just a short note to thank you for the masterclass last week.  The course was excellent, the teaching from you and Alex was first rate, and the atmosphere was positive and encouraging to all that attended.

The course very clearly showed how to take a designer/maker one off item and undertake small batch production without any loss of quality or craftsmanship.  It also helped show what it takes to run a high quality furniture making business, and the need for continuously improving how things are done to enhance efficiency of operation and thus financial viability.

I would highly recommend this course to both the designer/maker wanting to understand batch production, and the amateur maker just wanting to understand how a successful furniture business functions.

Thanks again and good luck with your future courses.- Ian S. 2018

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