We believe that furniture design and building should not be intimidating but that it is a craft and process that re-energizes and feeds the soul. It furthers and brings new life to trades such as cabinetmaking and remodeling and is used to be an outlet for those careers that don't typically work with their hands.
Jory is a firm believer that if given the right opportunities and tools, people have the ability to find their own unique style in both wood working and design; a formal education is not necessary for creative or for turning ideas into something tangible and rewarding.
The goal of the workshop is to teach technique and to show the many ways that tools can be used, some of these methods are unconventional but the purpose is to expand your mind and give you the ability to find and create your own style and method of working. We intend to send you home excited to utilize the ideas and skills learned over the weekend.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN CLASS
Template and hand held router work
The use of templates and routers has been something that changed the way we've built and even designed furniture. It not only simplifies the process but also perfects it. For us, it's made the process quicker and more consistent. For you we believe it will make furniture designing and building more approachable and less intimidating.
Festool Domino demonstration and use
The Festool Domino has revolutionized the way we build our furniture. It's the most valuable and used tool in our shop. It takes the guesswork out of joinery and allows you to focus on all the other time consuming steps of joinery such as clean cuts, clamping, and gluing.
Clamping and glue-up methods
The third important step to creating clean, strong joints and learning proper clamping and glue up techniques. This can be a stressful part of the process, but the more you prepare for it, the more confident you can be going into the process.
Festool Surfix finishing system
The Festool SurFix in our opinion has not gotten the attention that it deserves. We have been using this at Jory Brigham Design for years now and we love it! It's a simple, yet beautiful, finish with durable and long-lasting results.
GFRC and concrete pouring and finishing
There are a lot of people out there that tend to complicate the process of working with concrete. We have found that it is a very forgiving and easy product to work with. Concrete is something that should not be intimidating, but instead completely approachable. By using GFRC and finishing techniques, you'll be able to find the best way to tailor concrete work to your style.
Bandsaw use works hand-in-hand with the template technique. It's used to rough out the lumber before cleaning it up with the router. It's more dependable and efficient than the jigsaw.
Although the Domino is the best and simplest way to accomplish a good joint, it is important to learn how to make those cuts that are to be joined straight, flat, and consistent. We will teach you the best and most efficient way that we've found to do this.
Cove cuts on the table saw
Coving using a tablesaw has opened up so many doors within the design process for us. We look forward to showing you the many ways of utilizing this technique to come up with unique details and focal points in your own pieces. We found that when you show people unexpected ways to use certain tools, it opens the doors to their own ideas and makes it possible for them to establish their own style of design.
Concrete silicone cast forming
We believe it's possible to set yourself apart in this industry. In order to do so, it is important to find ways to make furniture unique. We work a lot with silicone and rubber to create molds for casting concrete. The balance of wood and concrete is capable, in our opinion, to make designs timeless.