In this class, students will learn which tools they need, how to sharpen and care for them, and the basic joints to get a solid start in hand-tool woodworking. We will spend the first day of class learning tool restoration and sharpening principles. The second day we will learn to cut the basic woodwork joints; mortise and tenon, dado, and dovetails. The rest of the class will be focused on putting those tools and joints into practice building a small book case. April 22-26
In this class we will go over several different techniques in the hand tool restoration process; sharpening, rust removal, sole flattening, and handle repair/replacement. We will cover both full restoration and "leaving the patina," aka cleaning up tools so they still look old but function the way they should. June 22-23
Build a Whiskey Cabinet (or toy collection display or toilet paper cabinet – you can use it for anything really) as you refine your dovetailing abilities, cut dados, make a frame-and-panel door, install hinges and drive square-shanked nails.
The cabinets will be made of cherry and if time allows, a hand rubbed oil finish will be added. Note: The "Proud" style dovetails seen in the photo will only be an option for more advanced students since they add several degrees of complication to the project, as will the middle stile in the door assembly. Less experienced students should plan for a single door panel and flush dovetail assemblies. Oct 7-Oct 11, 2019
Portland, OR: Lie-Nielsen Handtool event
All Day Feb 15-16 FREE at the Northwest Woodworking Studio 1002 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
ATlanta, GA: Workbench conference
All Day Feb 21-23 Click here to Register
seattle, wa: seattle woodworker’s Meetup
6-8pm March 4 FREE at Pratt Fine Arts Center 1902 S Main Seattle, WA
seattle, WA Demonstration at Rockler woodworking
10am-1:30pm March 9 FREE at Rockler Woodworking 832 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125
tukwila, WA Demonstration at Rockler Woodworking
10am-1:30 PM March 10 FREE at Rockler Woodworking 345 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188
redmond, WA Demo at the Seattle Woodturners Club
6-7pm March 14 FREE demonstration at VFW Redmond Post 2995, 4330 148th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
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