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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...

This Valentine's carve a wooden ring for your beloved

This Valentine's carve a wooden ring for your beloved
Finally when you know the frustration of breaking and splitting a nearly complete ring, when your fingers tremble with the effort of holding your strength in control, when you realise that your muscles ache from being bent over your work for so long, when you are done, when you have a complete ring in your hand. Finally you will be able to slip the ring over your partner's finger knowing completely and surely that your partner knows exactly how much effort was put into the making of that ring, that your partner appreciates! 

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

Vashi-wala Aariwala: Kuljeet and the mini circsaw

Vashi-wala Aariwala: Kuljeet and the mini circsaw
All in all, the mini circular saw build did exactly what the 1st prototype normally does. It educated us. The next version will take care of all these issues and expose a few others, I suppose. Personally I cant wait to get it right because I want one. My miniature furniture make can start up again.

Discovering ICA Pidilite training for wood finish

Discovering ICA Pidilite training for wood finish
Yes, many of you have questions about finishes and I always tend to just give the basics and leave it at that but now having the chance, I decided to attend.
Color coats is a company in Marol, Ashok Nagar, which literally pops out of the muck of the mitthi river. The industrial area, it is in, is made of of the standard ramshackled structures of dharavi and chimatpada and the further in you walk, the dirtier it gets and then suddenly out of nowhere you walk into this showroom type place, with a glass meeting room and board rooms and a kitchen and a most clean loo. ULTIMATE.

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...

Rock dokra at Devrai Art Village - Panchgani

Rock dokra at Devrai Art Village - Panchgani

The write up is about my week long stay in this beautful Devrai Art Village,near Panchgani.

The experience one would feel here cannot be penned down, however below is my best effort to capture the same.

Do visit them on the below links

Website: http://www.devraiartvillage.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevraiArtVillage/