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Why a Parent child workshop

Why a Parent child workshop
To some the answer to the above title is obvious. It wasn't for me. If you read my 'reason for being' you'll see what I think about teaching kids u...

Pravin charts the world on a rustic board

Pravin charts the world on a rustic board
Pravin spent about 7 half days making this wall art.The woodworking portion took him 2 days, 1 day with my assistance and after that he was on his ...

A 9 day Residency Woodworking Program at Art Village Karjat

AVK is in Karjat, and hour away from Mumbai, it takes you more time to reach Andheri than to reach Karjat. AVK boasts of some gorgeous surroundings, food and great activities. In fact I wrote a post about them a while back.

The Residency program called the Woodworking short course is 9 days long. split into 3 modules of 3 days each. 

Module 1: Basics of wood

Module 2: Carving

Module 3: Joinery

Kolkata: thanks to Kingshuk

Kolkata: thanks to Kingshuk
Kingshuk took me to this little, tiny shop, filled to the brim with all sorts of handtools. It was a dream. No a fantasy. Old, 100 year saws, of varying sizes, spoke shaves, draw knives, gauges, calipers, brace and bits. And thats just the initial 3 feet at the entry. The proprietor is a happy guy, invites you to sit and then presents you with delicacy after delicacy. A Stanley, no 5, then a No 4, and then a small 9" smoothening plane. Then he bagan on the saws. German made Scheilder, Swiss made Sandvik, Stanley's, saws of various size amd tpi. I was entralled, I asked for a brace and bit.

Colony kids use power tools to make Christmas tree

Colony kids use power tools to make Christmas tree
Revelation, kids are very sensible, all the way down to 5, they will respect the tools, its power and each other's space. It was incredible. 8 kids and not a peep, all that I could hear was the motor of the jigsaw. 

13th Basic Woodworking Class

13th Basic Woodworking Class
The extension to the 13th Basic woodworking class at the Maker's Asylum is over. This batch was a doozy, these guys made me figure out why shesha...