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Whirligig Part 2 – construction of whirligig
October 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$90
Part 2 of the whirligig class completes the whirligig construction using the pieces made in Part 1 or using the optional ‘wood chopper kit’*. The tools used in this class include a wire bender, pliers, tube cutter, drill, screw driver and clamps (lots of clamps).
The class has been scheduled to go all day to allow for glue to dry and participants to work at their own pace so you may be finished a lot earlier. The purpose of the class is to give you a practical understanding of how whirligigs work and how they are constructed. We will have periodic rest breaks during the day and participants are welcome to use our fridge and microwave if you would like to BYO lunch.
*The optional ‘wood chopper kit’ is for participants who didn’t do Class 1. The kit consists of the pieces that were prepared in Part 1 and will be a basic colour.
What you will learn
Understanding the basics of whirligig construction
Measuring, cutting and bending the mechanical components
Balancing and setting up your whirligig
What you will get
All tools and materials are provided
You get to take home your own wood chopper whirligig
What to bring
All tools and materials are provided. You may like to BYO lunch.
What to wear
YOU MUST WEAR ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR
Group activities: We are happy to accommodate group bookings and work with you to create a special event for your group
Workshops: Our scheduled workshops are listed in our calendar of events. Please feel free to put forward your suggestions and ideas for workshops or if you are interested in using our facilities to run your own workshop.
Project ideas – List of suggestions for projects you may like to do at our centre:
- Wooden bowls
- Timber 3D pictures
- Jigsaw puzzles
- And the list goes on and on
- Cushion covers
- Picture frames
- Leather belts, wallets, coasters, coolers