This two day course covers the basic hand tools used in fine furniture making. Students will learn how to determine a good tool from a bad tool, what tools are really necessary for furniture making, how the tools work, how to sharpen and care for the tools and how to use the tools properly and safely.
Students will make a series of small, useful items using only hand tools. Students will also cut, by hand, several basic woodworking joints. All materials for this class are supplied for the students.
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.
- April 6 & 7, 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.
Some of the skills you will learn in this class:
· Wood identification
· What hand tools are necessary for furniture making
· How to sharpen chisels and hand planes
· Joinery techniques
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.