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Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop Part Two - Resin Finishing

4.9(37 reviews)
Learn how to finish your resin piece from part one of the course.
Woolwich
In-person
£90 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:20th August 2022
What happens in this class?

Join us to learn how to sand and finish epoxy resin. Using your board from Intro 1, you will flatten, sand, polish and cut your board into two coasters. This course will include sanders, drum machinery, router tables and chop saws. you will have the opportunity to use Festool power tools and will learn the fundamentals of finishing epoxy resin work.

NB, the course will cover a finish of 320g and will only cover the theory behind gloss finish resin work.

If you want to start making your own resin projects such as river tables, live edge artwork, live edge…

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Things to remember

Aprons will be provided but please wear old clothes. Free parking onsite: please drive up to the gates and the security attendant will let you in.

Nearest train stations: Woolwich dockyard, then 10 min walk Woolwich Arsenal, then bus (5mins) 161, 177, 180, 472 to Warspite Road North Greenwich, then…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(37 reviews)
scott obrien - 17 July 2022
Part 2 of the resign workshop was more straightforward than day one, with the focus on finishing. While informative, well-led and comprehensive, I’ve taken away one star only because, in using a speed sander to level and prepare the boards for finishing, this would not be replicable at home - while the rest of the course is. Obviously, I understand the time constraints here and Richard did cover a few other mechanisms for levelling in theory. A good day and I’m pleased with the final product.
Wendy - 29 June 2022
Enjoyed part 2 of the course just as much as part 1! Was great to understand how to further work with resin to turn it into a final piece!
Stuart - 26 June 2022
Excellent class building on part 1. Richard was very informative on how to use power tools safely, and was patient and helpful with all students with advice on how to replicate results with hand tools rather than industrial-scale milling machines.
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Your Teacher

Richard has been teaching this intro class since 2018 after realising that all the challenges of working with epoxy resin were bound to be frustrating aspiring makers around the world as much as they were for him. After realising that working with epoxy resin was actually quite easy once you knew a few simple tricks and the basic principles, he started inviting you to join him in the workshop to master the tricks of the trade for yourself. Have a look at our reviews on Obby or head over to our instagram to see some of our most recent classes…

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Class Location
The River Shop
Woolwich
TB-05 Thames Side Studios
Unit 8, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop Part Two - Resin Finishing

Reviews

scott obrien - 17 July 2022
Part 2 of the resign workshop was more straightforward than day one, with the focus on finishing. While informative, well-led and comprehensive, I’ve taken away one star only because, in using a speed sander to level and prepare the boards for finishing, this would not be replicable at home - while the rest of the course is. Obviously, I understand the time constraints here and Richard did cover a few other mechanisms for levelling in theory. A good day and I’m pleased with the final product.
Wendy - 29 June 2022
Enjoyed part 2 of the course just as much as part 1! Was great to understand how to further work with resin to turn it into a final piece!
Stuart - 26 June 2022
Excellent class building on part 1. Richard was very informative on how to use power tools safely, and was patient and helpful with all students with advice on how to replicate results with hand tools rather than industrial-scale milling machines.
Stuart Nathan - 22 June 2022
Excellent, informative class which allowed me to finish my work to a higher standard than I expected. Good advice on safety with power tools, some unfamiliar and intimidating. Teacher (Richard) was very helpful, and even had some good advice on docking a boat!
Joseph Frost - 21 June 2022
I attended the class with my sister and we had a blast. The course was a perfect intro into resin pouring. We made coasters and we’re both really pleased with the results. I’d recommend both days as the course was paced perfectly and you don’t want to rush it. I’d recommend this to anyone who is either interested in taking up working with resin as a hobby / potential business or anyone who is into craft and fancies trying something different.
Aimee Gatliffe - 21 June 2022
I’m really glad I returned for part 2 to complete my resin coasters. It’s very satisfying to see the smooth finish and a complete item. Richard was very informative and clear with instructions. I highly recommend doing part 1 and then 2. Now I have my sights set on the coffee table course!
Laura Stylianou - 20 June 2022
Thank you again for a fantastic class. The second part was as good as the first and would strongly recommend it to anyone considering a Resin course. Richard is very experience, full of knowledge and information which he is happy to share. Thanks again Richard.
Tony Crabb - 19 June 2022
Really good course. Excellent tips and advice on finishing. Well worth attending!
Marilena Runcan - 19 June 2022
Great way to learn how to use machinery for finishing epoxy poured woodcraft. Enjoyed every minute of the time spent in the workshop. Thanks!
Deepali Mehta - 19 June 2022
Amazing experience at the exopy resin beginners part two class. Really enjoyed recommend it to everyone. The use of machinery was a new experience for me. Richard was explaining everything in detail clearly an expert in his field. So great to see the end result of my product.
Demetri - 18 June 2022
Great course, very informative and any questions we had were answered. Thanks
Nicki England - 29 May 2022
This is a two part course and although I had a one to one for the 1st course, I felt it was more technical than it needed to be for my purposes. (It would be more suitable for someone wanting to start working with epoxy resin on their own, rather than someone who wanted to make a couple of coasters). The second part of the course involved lots of power tools, which I enjoyed using. Richard is a very patient teacher and I was over the moon with the coasters I made.
Farrol Goldblatt - 27 May 2022
Another very clear and instructive class by Richard on how to finish our little resin boards into 2 coasters . These 2 classes really give you an insight into the Art & Science of epoxy resin woodworking. I will soon be ready for more!
Adam Mustafa - 23 May 2022
Richard was extremely knowledgeable and guides you through the whole process. He makes it fun and easy. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in woodworking or epoxy resin. Lots to be learnt especially in the finishing of a product. Lots of information available to use on my projects at home. Definitely will be back
Terry Wade - 24 April 2022
I recently completed the supurb second part of the epoxy course and i must admit. This is the best one of the 2. Lots fo learns from the first course but the second course is when you get to play. With all the tools, toys and gadgets and at the end of the session you see your intial project in it completed form. There is a massive sense of pride and completion when you admire your handy work and hold the finish project in your hands. Huge pride in knowing that you have done it. Richard and the staff are absolutely great. They are friendly, always happy to help and part with valuable knowledge and experience. The course is well structured. There are no lulls or sitting around doing nothing and the best part is that YOU get to play with all the big boy saw, sanders and edging machines. Richard explains how the machine works, the safety element and some tips and tricks and then lets you crack on. Ever the watchful eye and suggestion if required. They just let you be you and make what you want. Or how you would like it. Massive kudos to the team and i will definitely be back to work on various projects. A MASSIVE thanks from me.
Victor - 20 April 2022
I greatly enjoyed the second part of the masterclass. Richard was really helpful and taught us the process of finishing coasters. It was my first time using some of the machines Richard has, but with his support it was really to use them. I'm happy about the results and I'd clearly recommend this course for everyone.
Anna - 18 April 2022
I can't choose which part of this workshop I liked better as they are both great! Our teacher was very attentive and inspiring, the workshop itself was well structured and organised. Can't wait to use my coasters at home as I'm super pleased with the final result.
Prath - 18 April 2022
Part 2 complete! Absolutely brilliant class and of course it was all down to Richards teaching skills, patience and meticulous attention to detail. As with the first class, everything was prepped for you in terms of tools etc in your area. There were 6 in the class so you were able to ask questions and not feel like you were going to hold things up. Richard really cares that you're learning as you go so goes through tools and techniques in detail. The coasters turned out better than I expected especially after the sanding/polishing, really happy with them. If you're on the edge about whether to do it or not, go for it! :)
Adam Hunt - 24 March 2022
A great course. Really gave me the confidence to try new resin projects at home.
Nikki - 22 March 2022
The epoxy resin part 1 & 2 classes were really enjoyable, we learned everything we needed to give us the confidence to try our own projects.
Anna and J ohn Marino - 20 March 2022
This is our second of the resin courses, this class was more information so that we could progress in making our own project. I have never used power tools as I've always been worried but with Richards advice and encouragement i grew my confidence. lovely informative afternoon.
Sally Brown - 1 March 2022
Good course; would recommend
Rory Galloway - 20 February 2022
My husband and I had a great day making our own ocean effect resin coasters from ash wood and blue and dark blue resin. Richard taught us about the materials and equipment we were using, and so we left understanding how to confidently use a chop saw, and to sand effectively and create a bevel on the wood. I’m inspired to come back with my dad who loves wood working, and try part one with him, creating more beautiful wooden and resin table-wear. My husband even feels confident to try making us a small resin table himself. I’d definitely recommend, and am very proud of the coasters we made.
Zena El Farra - 20 February 2022
Really proud of the two coasters I made at this class with my husband and two friends. Very fun learning about the sanding process, cutting, adding ‘chamfered’ edges, oiling and tips for maintaining our pieces. We were all absolute beginners but the two pros who joined us seemed to take just as much away from Richard’s expertise - so this class really is for everyone. A fun date idea, way to hang out with friends, or to master a new craft. Will come back for more!
James Rhodes - 20 February 2022
Richard is a fantastic tutor and has so much knowledge, his classes are well thought out and very informative. I've loved both part 1&2 of the beginners epoxy course and will be going back for more. I'm confident enough to have a go at my own project, would definitely recommend this course!!
Dan Pennington - 6 February 2022
I attended the second part of this course to learn all about how to finish live edge wood & resin projects. Richard was great taking us all the way through the process of sanding shaping and polishing to the finished product. Really great course I highly recommend that if you you’re thinking about doing the part 1 course you should also do this one too.
NICCI - 23 January 2022
Very interesting course. Great host. I would suggest a longer day to make the most of traveling to the studio
David Spaughton - 23 January 2022
The resin course was well constructed and informative. Richard the organizer has a friendly attitude which helped the whole class go well. The pieces we made look great and it has given some good ideas for future projects.
Gergo Fodor - 27 November 2021
Amazing course. Highly recommended. Richard has excellent knowledge and he is very helpful. You will be working with top end tools/equipment which will make your experience 5 star!
Monica Moise - 23 November 2021
Very nice courses! I enjoy every time when I go there. I can't wait to participate again. Thank you, thank you.
Jay - 23 November 2021
A really enjoyable morning, learning some new woodworking skills and finishing off the wood & resin coasters we designed and made in part one of the course. Richard is an excellent teacher - both knowledgeable and fun - and the studio was well equipped. Highly recommended.
Liz - 21 November 2021
My husband and I had already done the first ‘resin river place mat’ workshop and enjoyed it so much we were really looking forward to the second part. We had a really good day and learned so much. I was apprehensive before I started about using the larger machinery but after Richard’s expert demonstration, advice and encouragement I was able to complete my work and even enjoyed myself. I now have new skills! I was delighted by my finished pieces of art. I was really quite pleased with myself. We would highly recommend these courses to any one interested in art and crafts wanting to try something different. Thanks so much Richard. Liz
Liz - 21 November 2021
My husband and I had already done the first ‘resin river place mat’ workshop and enjoyed it so much we were really looking forward to the second part. We had a really good day and learned so much. I was apprehensive before I started about using the larger machinery but after Richard’s expert demonstration, advice and encouragement I was able to complete my work and even enjoyed myself. I now have new skills! I was delighted by my finished pieces of art. I was really quite pleased with myself. We would highly recommend these courses to any one interested in art and crafts wanting to try something different. Thanks so much Richard. Liz
james josling - 17 October 2021
This course is a must after part 1. Having seen so many videos on the internet on how to finish a project, generally showing different ways of finishing, this helps make sense of it all and gives confidence to the future projects
Daniel Ingram - 15 August 2021
Excellent class if you want to start using epoxy then doing this class will help you on your way the teacher was very helpful and knowledgeable so was able to answer any questions and to give tips would definitely recommend
Steve Gardner - 7 June 2021
Very good helpful corse friendly and informative Richard was very knowledgeable in all things resin had a great day am waiting for the next course hopefully a bread/cheese board thank you Richard for a good day 😀👍
Erin Smith - 6 June 2021
This part II course is the cherry on the cake and I loved it. I used a lot of tools that I’d never used before and learnt so much more. I love the coasters I’ve made. I’m looking forward to the next course.