My cabinet making for beginners course has finished. We just about managed to complete the shelf pieces we were working on.Here’s Chris showing some excellent planing technique – keeping the plane centred on the edge of the board with his front hand, whilst keeping the sole of the plane in good contact all the way along its length with his rear hand.Here’s Francis with the finished shelf. He gave it a sparing coat of linseed oil. This really brought out the beautiful, natural lustre of the cherry.Here’s the one that I made in place. It was a pleasure to have Chris and Francis as my first students. I hope they’ll be the first of many. Go to the Arts Alive Wales website for details of future courses.