Top master craftsman gives masterclass to Stewards Academy students
Education: Secondary / Mon 15th Jan 2024 at 08:55am
STEWARDS Academy’s Design and Technology Department invited master craftsman Tim Germain in to deliver a Furniture Making Experience Day. The pupils were all given 3 pieces of Maple Plywood and shown the technique to manufacture a small table or stool.
From there they had the whole day to modify and hone their designs using the extensive array of tools and equipment we have in @StewardsDesTech (please follow our Socials to see what we get up to each week), including cordless drills, jigsaws, the band saw and table routers. It was a very special day with every Year 11 student walking out of the door at the end of the day with a finished, bespoke product finished to their specification. Tim is a professional furniture designer with 30+ years’ experience.
His workshop is in Stratford St. Mary, on the Suffolk-Essex border but he has worked nationwide and even in Europe! He designs and then hand-builds beautiful, contemporary, unique pieces of furniture for the home, garden, office and public realm, including: tables, benches, cupboards, wardrobes, dressers, stools, sideboards, bookcases, beds, desks, doors, media units, display units, shutters, children’s furniture, commercial and public pieces.
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