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“Bdrrrrrrr…bdrrrrrr”

I had just opened the package the Fedex guy handed me, tilted the envelope and out slid a cell phone.

“bdrrrrrr…bdrrrrrr”

I answer it. “Hello, Eno.”

“Chris…Chris Schwarz, is that you? How…what?”

“Call me, Morehandtools and we don’t have much time, Eno. I hoped this conversation would have taken place under different circumstances but you can never count on hope. I’ve been watching you for some time now, Eno.”

“Been at the beer a bit much lately, eh?”

“They are coming for you Eno.”

“What are you talking about? Who’s coming for me? And stop calling me Eno.”

“Stand up and see for yourself. Look over at the elevator now but stay low.”

“Right now?”

“Yes. Now.”

Peering over the partition wall I see them as they exit the elevator. I see a woman point in the direction of my cubicle and I duck…three editors had turned and looked my direction.

“How did you…what do they want?”

“I’m not sure but if you don’t want to find out, you need to get out of there.” the voice on the phone replied. “I can guide you out but you have to do exactly what I say. The cubicle across from you is empty.”

“But what if…”

“Go! Now!”

I gather up my chisels and hand planes and lunge across the aisle into the vacant cubicle. Two of the editors turn the corner just as I take cover in a dark corner.

“Stay here for a moment.” the voice on the phone whispers. “Just a little longer” he continues.

I peek around the wall of the cubicle and see Editor Fitzpatrick talking to a man while Editor Huey searches my desk. Editor Lang must be waiting in the elevator to cut off my escape.

“When I tell you, go to the end of the row to the office on the left.” says Morehandtools. “Now! And keep your head down.”

I roll out of the cubicle right behind an intern who had just turned his back. I sneak away, crouching as I go, down the aisle and into the first office on the left. The office is empty.

The voice comes across the phone and breaks my fevered concentration. “Good. There’s a window. Open it.”

“How do you know all this?”

“The answer is coming, Eno.”

I fling open the window and the wind howls into the room.

Morehandtools continues, “Outside there’s a scaffold. You can use it to get to the roof. There’s a small ledge. It’s a short climb. You can make it.”

“No. No way! It’s too far. Are you crazy?”

“Don’t be controlled by your fear, Eno. There are only two ways out of this building. One is that scaffold. The other is in their custody. I leave it to you.” Morehandtools hangs up.

As I climb out onto the ledge, I think “This is insane. Why does this keep happening to me? I’m going to die.” A blast of wind knocks me off balance and, as I cling to the building, I lose my grip on the cell phone. It plummets to the ground slowing as it is swallowed by the distance below. I climb back through the window as the editors enter the room.

Editor Fitzpatrick, “We just want to offer you a job.”

“Geez, Chuck. You didn’t have to put us through all of this.” said Editor Lang.

“Yeah, Chuck, come work with us. We think you’ll make a great addition to the team and it’ll be fun!” said Editor Huey.

“That’s what all this is about? You guys want me to work with you? Sounds great but what was Morehandtoo…err, Chris talking about?”

Editor Fitzpatrick replies “Chris?! He’s been touring his way through the German breweries teaching woodworking classes as he goes from town to town. Have you talked to him lately? I don’t think he’s been sober for weeks.”

That explained everything and I humbly accepted the editors offer. So, on June 3rd I enter The Matrix…umm, start working with my friends Megan, Glen and Bob as the new Senior Editor for Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Six years ago when I finally broke down after years of Glen Huey’s badgering me to begin writing and teaching, I started the Acanthus Workshop and submitted my first article idea to Popular Woodworking Magazine. The whole idea was to reach out and share my experience with other woodworkers. Sure, I had apprentices in the past (as many as six in the shop at one time, of varying experience) but this was something different. This was being driven solely by my desire to pass on what I had learned. And so I embarked on a tremendous new woodworking adventure.

I would never have guessed that it would take the turns that it did nor would I have guessed I would have met such amazing people in the process. Through the school I’ve come to know some really great people who are as passionate about their avocation as I am about my vocation. Through writing for the magazine, I’ve had the opportunity to give presentations to the crowds at Woodworking in America and to woodworking clubs and guilds across the country. I’ve had the opportunity to travel with The Woodworking Shows and meet beginning and experienced woodworkers from all walks of life. The best part of this new adventure is, none of that will change.

Sure, the Acanthus Workshop will be scaled back but I plan to continue teaching classes (Bob Van Dyke of the CVSW are you reading this?). As a member of the Popular Woodworking team, I plan on participating in Woodworking in America 2013 as a presenter again. And, of course, you’ll get to know me even better through my increased writing both in the magazine and out. This change means I will finally have more time to blog both here and on the magazine’s site.

It also means my wife and I will be relocating to Cincinnati. The magazine has generously worked with us so we can wrap up the 2013 class schedule. Some classes are being rescheduled over the next couple of months while others may be relocated to our new base of operations. As the details unfold, the website will be updated.

I’m sure I’ll do this more than once over the coming months but I want to thank everyone who has so graciously accepted me into this woodworking fraternity (and I mean that in a purely non gender-specific way). To the students past and present here at the Acanthus Workshop, and the subscribers to No BS Woodworking, I want to offer my sincerest thanks. It is my interaction with all of you that has turned my experiment into the most fun job I ever had. I am truly blessed and grateful to each and every one of you for your participation, patronage and your friendship over the past six years. I look forward to many more years of our interaction.

I’d like to thank my lovely wife, Lorraine for all her years of support. She worked with me in the shop for years and has supported every endeavor I’ve decided to try. When opportunity knocked for the senior editor position she more than enthusiastically expressed how she thought I ought to go for it (some would say she was “excited”…in fact, she has on multiple occasions herself). I know how close she is with her family and how hard it will be to move so far away from them. To paraphrase Clint Eastwood in Grand Turino, ‘I somehow managed to get the best girl in the world to marry me. It’s the best that’s ever happened to me, by far. ‘

And I want to publicly thank Glen Huey for being one of the best friends I’ve ever had. Without his creative input my career would never have made the turn into this exciting, fascinating and completely rewarding segment of the woodworking world. He has encouraged me to reach out to a larger world and share my experiences. He has inspired me with his unflinching craftsmanship, his insatiably inquisitive nature and his unparalleled passion for the craft. Without his guidance and mentorship I would never have come to know any of you. I certainly would not have even considered tackling a career at The Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 6 – Chip Carving

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Episode 5 – Contemporary Coffee Table part 3

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This week, we consitnue construction of the Wharton Esherick style coffee table.

 

 

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Episode 4 – Contemporary Coffee Table part 2

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This week, we begin construction of the Wharton Esherick style coffee table. Learn how to make full size shop drawings, create veneers for bent lamination and how to build a bending form.

 

 

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Carving Fundamentals

Most woodworkers are mystified by carving. In this two day course, you’ll learn the basic techniques common to nearly all woodcarving. You’ll learn how to sharpen and care for your carving tools. You’ll learn how to layout and carve simple concave and convex shells and fans.

 

Students will need to supply their own safety glasses, hearing protection and dust mask or respirator. Students will also need to supply their own bench chisels as well as a #15 v-parting tool (6mm or smaller) and two #8 gouges (one 7mm and one 10mm). If you have more carving tools, bring them along as they will most likely be helpful.

 

Dates for this class:

  • April 27 & 28, 3013

 

The class size is limited to 6 students.

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

 

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

 

All materials are supplied by us for this course.

 

Use drop down list to choose desired date.

 

$375.00 - Carving Fundamentals

 

 

 

 

 

Miniature Inlaid Chest with Glen Huey

A picture of the Darlington chest

Build a miniature inlaid Chester County chest with guest instructor Glen Huey.  This chest is a reproduction of the original Darlington Chest circa. 1740.  with ball feet and line and berry inlay reflective of Chester County furnishing during this period.  Chest dimensions:

This class may include an afternoon trip to the Winterthur Museum to view the original depending upon availability.

Lumber and hardware for the chest is not included in the price of this class. Lumber for this project may be purchased using the drop down list below or purchased on your own and shipped to our shop at least four weeks prior to the class. Hardware for this project may be purchased through one of the vendors on the resources page or in your class information packet.

 

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule.

 

Course dates:

  • April 29, 2013 through May 3, 2013

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am. A coldcut lunch and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

 

Some of the skills you will learn in this class:

·      Case construction

·      How to do string inlay

·      How to turn ball feet

·      How to hinge a chest lid

 

This course is limited to 6 students.

 

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

 

To register for this class by paying in full, click this button.

Price: $995.00

 

To register for this class by paying a deposit (you will be billed the balance 60 days prior to the class,  net due 30 days) use this button. To order lumber at a later date choose “supply own lumber” and email us about your choice.

 

Price: $300.00

 

Straight legged footstool

Although this footstool has simple lines, it can still challenge your woodworking skills. With its slip seat and “H” stretcher, it’ll help advance your woodworking skills.

 

Some of the skills learned in this class are:

  • Proper milling of material
  • Mortise and tenon joinery
  • Making and fitting a slip seat

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • May 17 – 19, 2013

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

Lumber for this project (Tiger maple carries a surcharge) is included in the price of the class. Fabric and upholstery are not.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

Price: $575.00 Sold out!

 

 

 

 

 

Dovetail Blitz

Get ready to dovetail! This two day class is designed to really get you dovetailing. You’ll cut more dovetails in two days than you have probably cut in you life. All with the intent to tune up your technique and speed up the process. The goals are simple: fix your sawing and waste removal techniques; give you some powerful time and labor saving tips; get you cutting consistently good dovetails every time right out of the box.

 

We’ll focus on through and half blind dovetails. This will give you the edge you need when it comes to case and drawer construction. Whether you’re a pins first or tails first person, this class will help you cut better dovetails.

 

Some of the skills covered in this class are:

  • Through dovetails
  • Half blind dovetails
  • Improved sawing technique
  • Improved waste removal techniques

This course will take place on Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, 2013.

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course sells out, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

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Intermediate carving

You’ve worked your way through two dimensional carving but don’t know where to go next? This two day class will help you expand your carving skills into the realm of the third dimension.

 

Take the next step to bring your carving to a new level. You’ll explore the world of carved furniture elements. Cabriole legs and applied three dimensional carving will help you expand your carving skills.

 

 

Some of the skills explored in this class are:

  • design and layout of cabriole legs
  • three dimensional applied carvings
  • three dimensional relief carving
  • trifid feet

 

Students will need to supply their own safety glasses, hearing protection and dust mask or respirator. Students will also need to supply their own bench chisels as well as a #15 v-parting tool (6mm or smaller) and two #8 gouges (one 7mm and one 10mm). If you have more carving tools, bring them along as they will most likely be helpful.

 

This class will take place on June 29 & 30, 2013

 

The class size is limited to 6 students.

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

 

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

 

All materials are supplied by us for this course.

Price: $395.00 Sold out!

 

 

 

 

Newport Blockfront Chest

For modern woodworkers the Newport blockfront chest represents the height of craftsmanship in 18th Century America. The balance of design, joinery and flawless carving certainly put the Goddards and Townsends at the top of the furniture making trade.

 

This first week of this two week class will take place in July. We will concentrate on case construction with the primary goal of leaving drawer construction and prep work to be completed at home prior to the second week.

 

The second week will take place in September  July (the following week) where we will focus on carving the shells for the top drawer of the chest.

 

Skills learned in this class are:

  • Complex case construction
  • Perfecting surfaces for finish
  • Carving Newport shells

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • July 8 – 12 and July 15 – 19, 2013  (Two week course)

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

Materials for this course are not included in the price but may be supplied by the student our purchased through us. Use the dropdown below to indicate your choice. Hardware is not included.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

To pay for this class in full, click the button below.

$2325.00 - Full payment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Spice Box

The Pennsylvania spice box offers unique challenges to the intermediate woodworker. From case construction to hanging a door and dovetailing a large number of drawers, this project will challenge your skills.

The best part of spice boxes is the secret compartments, right? We’ve designed this spice box with several.

This six day course will hone your woodworking skills like no other project. Are you up to the challenge?

 

Some of the skills learned in this class are:

  • How to incorporate secret compartments into your woodworking projects
  • How to break down a complex project into easy to accomplish smaller steps
  • How to make ogee feet
  • Matching figure in wood to provide the best possible look for your project

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • July 29 – August 3, 2013

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

Materials are not included in the price of this class. They may be supplied by the student or purchased through us using the drop down below.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

To pay for this class in full, click the button below

Full payment of $1150.00

 

 

 

 

 

Turning Fundamentals

If you’ve made more straight and tapered legs than you care to recall, it’s time to introduce a new skill to your repertoire, turning.

 

In this two day class you’ll explore spindle turning on the wood lathe. You’ll learn how to produce turned legs and other furniture elements to help expand your woodworking.

 

 

Some of the skill learned in this class are:

  • Use, care and sharpening of turning tools
  • How to duplicate parts by hand
  • How to get a ready for finish surface right off the lathe

 

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • August 24 & 25, 2013

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

Price: $375.00

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Carving

In this two day class you’ll step up your carving skills on the road to becoming a master. You’ll explore the sculptural aspects of a ball and claw foot as you carve a typical Philadelphia style foot in class. Once your ball and claw foot is complete, you’ll move on to adding some acanthus leaf carving to the knees of the cabriole leg.

 

While not the most complex thing a wood carver can make, the ball and claw foot remains an icon of carving mastery. You’ll learn about regional variations of ball and claw feet. You’ll learn how to properly layout and carve this quintessential period foot. You’ll learn about various styles of Rococo designs typically used to adorn the knees of cabriole legs.

 

Some of the skills learned in this class are:

  • How to carve a ball and claw foot
  • How to determine the regional design differences between ball and claw feet
  • how to layout and carve acanthus leaf on the knees of cabriole legs

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • September 21 & 22, 2013

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

Price: $395.00

 

 

 

 

 

Furniture Maker’s Tool Cabinet

Everyone needs a place to put their tools. Storing your tools properly keeps them sharp and in good working order but no one says your cabinet can’t look good and be well constructed. Why not make something to hold your tools that shows off your woodworking skills and highlights some figured wood?

 

Bring along your hand tools so we can layout your tools in your cabinet. You’ll be able to arrange your tools in your cabinet to suit your working habits and needs. Design the fixtures that make your tools accessible while keeping them safe and ready to use.

 

 

Some of the skills learned in this class are:

  • Proper planning of a complex project
  • Grain and figure matching to create a stunning piece
  • Case construction for highly used pieces

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • September 23 – 27, 2013

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

Materials are not included in the price of this class. Lumber may be supplied by the student or purchased through us using the dropdown below. Hardware is not included.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

To pay for this class in full, click the button below.

Full payment of $1050.00

 

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To register for this class by paying a deposit (you will be billed the balance 60 days prior to the class,  net due 30 days) use this button.

Price: $300.00

 

 

 

Inlaid bowl with Geoffrey Noden

nodenlogoThis stands to be one of the most fun classes of the year. You’ve probably heard about the Noden Inlay Razor (if not, you just haven’t been paying attention) which is revolutionizing inlay. Here’s your chance to try one out, or learn how to use yours if you’ve already got one, directly from the master himself. Geoffrey is not only a master with this innovative tool, he invented it.

 

Each student will inlay a wall clock and a picture frame using the Noden Inlay Razor. If you’ve already got one, bring it along and learn how to use it to its fullest potential. If you don’t have one, Geoffrey will be bringing Razors for everyone to try.

 

Materials for this class are included in the class fee. You may use your own lumber but it must be shipped to our shop at least four weeks prior to the class.

 

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule.

 

Course dates:

·       September 14 & 15

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am. A coldcut lunch and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

 

Some of the skills you will learn in this class:

·      Setting up and using the Inlay Razor

·      How to customize your pieces with inlay

·      How to create a nearly endless variety of inlay using the Noden Inlay Razor

 

This course is limited to 6 students.

 

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

$375.00 - Noden inlaid bowl

Molding planes with Matt Bickford

Stop making compromises with your router. Stop getting “close enough”. Learn how to use some of the most abundant moulding planes of the past to get the exact edge you are after. Hollows and rounds do not make specific profiles. They make specific arcs. Learn to transform these few arcs into scores of various profiles. From layout to execution, this weekend class will focus on creating various mouldings with these extraordinarily versatile planes.

 

The class will start off with maintaining the cutting edge, then move to laying out and ultimately sticking (planing) several mouldings that will range from simple coves and ovolos through ogees, cymas and various combinations. The class will focus on hollows and rounds sized 6 and 10 along with an unfenced rabbet plane. Students will have the opportunity to bring their own performing planes or they can use newly made planes by M. S. Bickford, planemaker. Students will also have the opportunity to use a larger range of planes.

Each student will leave with a picture frame (or several) and the ability to transfer mouldings he or she sees in person or print into wood and onto their project. Students will also have the option to bring in a complex profile and stock for a piece on which they are currently working but cannot yet execute.

 

A third, optional day is now offered in which the class will delve further into these seemingly mysterious planes with the instruction of Master Cabinetmaker and Carver Charles Bender, learn to carve complex embellishments such as egg and dart upon the mouldings they have already created. 

 

The third day is strictly optional for those who wish to expand on the learning of the first two days of the class. The third day may only be purchased in addition to the two day class. All other registrations for the third day will be cancelled. Matt Bickford may be present for this 3rd day of class dependent upon scheduling.


 

Sign up today – this is a great opportunity to learn the use of these extremely versatile planes- and learn a little about how they are made. At the end of the weekend Matt will make available for sale some of the actual planes you will be using.

 

Course dates:

 

 

·       October 12 & 13, 2013 with an optional third day on October 14, 2013

 

 

 

The class size is limited to 6 students.

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9 am. A coldcut lunch and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

 

All materials are supplied by us for this course.

 

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

 

Use the first drop down list to choose desired class session. If you’d like to stay for the third day, please use the additional drop down list to choose the appropriate third day.

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Veneer and Inlay

This two day class covers the basics of veneering and inlay. Highly figured veneer and contrasting inlay can add dimension, depth and decoration for your pieces. Most woodworkers don’t know where to begin with veneer and inlay but this class will help get you started.

 

The techniques are simple to grasp and the results can be dramatic. If you are looking to step up your woodworking skills to the next level, this is the class for you.

 

Some of the skills you will learn in this class are:

  • Hammer veneering
  • Bookmatching and slip matching veneers for dramatic effects
  • How to make edge banding
  • Sand shading

You’ll also make a veneer hammer and inlay tool to take home.

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

 

Course Dates:

  • October 26 & 27, 2013

 

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course fills, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

 

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Advanced Dovetailing

Dovetails are the benchmark by which a woodworker is judged.  In this 2 day class learn how to make complex dovetail joints by hand.  This class is for the experienced dovetailer who wants to take joinery skills to a higher level.

 

We’ll examine all your dovetailing techniques from sawing to waste removal and help you improve, and perfect, your ability to create tight fitting dovetail joints quickly every time.

 

 

Skills covered in this class:

  • Full blind dovetails
  • single angle dovetails
  • compound angle dovetails
  • Bermuda dovetails

This course will take place on Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3, 2013.

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm. The shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

Each student must supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic. We have plenty of tools for your use in class.

This course is limited in size to a maximum of 6 students.

If this course sells out, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.

 

 

$395.00