L'ESPRIT DU BOIS

CENTRE DE FORMATION DE FACTURE INSTRUMENTALE

Maison des Vendanges

1 rue du Merle - 71250 CLUNY

Tél. 03 85 22 90 79 / 06 09 46 78 87

OUR COURSES

1. ONGOING COURSES THAT CAN BE STARTED AT ANY TIME:

 

You can build a hurdy-gurdy, acoustic or electric guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, or restore a plucked stringed instrument:

 

You will learn about:

- The instrument,

- Its parts and how they work

- Assembly

- Tools and materials

- Wood and woodworking tools

- The process and techniques of instrument building.

 

Our workshop has a maximum capacity of 6 trainees, which allows for an individualised approach and guarantees successful completion of the different steps in making your instrument, all in a friendly, enjoyable and lively atmosphere.

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:

 

Your workstation includes a workbench with a clamp especially designed for instrument building.

You will have your own tools, including six Japanese chisels, a Japanese saw, a Veritas finishing plane, a hand brush and a soft cloth.

 

 

Shared tools include several small Dremel routers, a complete range of Veritas planes, and several types of Japanese saws.

A complete set of portable Festool electric tools is also available: a router, a surfacer, an orbital sander, an angle sander, a screw driver and a dust extractor.

 

Along with the above-mentioned tools, a pillar drill, a band saw and a Colombo Filippetti marquetry saw are also at your disposal. You can use a varnish drying cabinet with UVC bulbs as well.

 

We also have a large stock of marquetry borders, roses, frets, truss rods, actions, pickups to amplify your instrument, machine heads, etc …

 

 

2. OCCASIONAL TRAINING SESSIONS:

 The Spirit of Wood occasionally welcomes other artists and artisans in order to share various kinds of knowledge and craftsmanship as widely as possible.

- Dossier de prise en charge FAFCEA  et Bulletin d'inscription

Nos stages peuvent bénéficier de prise en charge (FAFCEA pour les artisans notamment) : contactez-nous pour que l’on vous aide dans vos démarches.

3. 3. THE SHARED CLASSROOM

 

- Chinese courses given by La Chine à Cluny

 

 

- Cours d'anglais  pour (futurs) facteurs d’instrument, avec Marcia Hadjimarkos

- vocabulaire spécialisé lutherie : instruments, facture instrumentale,outils, outillage, machines, gestes, essences de bois...

- communiquer en anglais avec vos clients internationaux.

- reprise des bases (grammaire...) pour celles et ceux qui en ont besoin.

- 1h tous les 15 jours dans la salle partagée.