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Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Classes

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A04: Bodhrán Building Workshop

Instructor: Andy Miller - Read full bio

Price: $150.00

Location: CelticMKE Center

Start Date: Mon, August 12, 2024 Start Time: 06:30 PM

End Date: Wed, August 14, 2024 End Time: 08:00 PM

Description: During this three-day workshop, participants will build their own non-tunable bodhrán (4” deep, 15” wide) through a guided process that involves preparing the shell, creating the bearing edge, applying a basic finish, and soaking and mounting the goatskin head. In addition, the instructor will explain and demonstrate additional shell construction techniques, tuning system fabrication, and specialty wood veneering. Prior woodworking experience is not required, but participants should be prepared to use the following tools: Wood files, Sanding Pads, Belt Sanders, Hand Staple Guns, Scissors/Razor Knife. Space is limited to 5-10 participants.

NOTE: The course will require a $100 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Students will also be asked to sign a liability waiver for the class which will be sent in advance.

Required materials: Participants should bring the following PPE.
  • Safety glasses
  • Work Gloves (optional)
  • Earplugs, Dust Masks, and Nitrile Gloves will be provided. Participants may bring their own if desired.

Day 1
  • Activity: Prepare Bearing Edge
  • Activity: Sand and Stain Shell
  • Instructor Demo: Lamination Demonstration (for tuning ring)
  • Instructor Demo: Router Bearing Edge Demonstration

Day 2
  • Activity: Apply Polyurethane to Shell
  • Activity: Sand and Soak Goatskin
  • Instructor Demo: Tuning Systems Demonstration
  • Instructor Demo: Wood Veneering

Day 3
  • Activity: Mount Goatskin on Shell
  • Activity: Attach Nylon Strap
  • Instructor Demo: Tacking Demonstration
  • Instructor Demo: Head Taping Demonstration

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