Fundamentals of Furniture-Making with Bob Van Dyke and Steve Kain
Here is the class that will really get you going in woodworking and furniture making- It is designed for both beginners and more advanced woodworkers alike- This is a solid week of concentrated instruction and practice that will give you a comprehensive foundation in safe and rewarding furniture making.
Each student will make a Shaker style cherry hall table, which is a perfect vehicle to practice the machine and hand-tool techniques that we teach in the class. Subjects covered include basic shop safety and machine use -with particular emphasis on the tablesaw, jointer and planer. Effective furniture making is a combination of machine work and handwork so a lot of time will be spent learning to use handplanes, card scrapers, shoulder planes and chisels to effectively surface the various parts and to hand-fit the mortice and tenon joints. Handtool sharpening, making tapered legs and grain matching a table top along with methods and tips to achieve accurate, organized and stress-free glue ups are essential skills that you will begin to develop. While putting a finish on the table is beyond the scope of the class we will discuss basic oil finishes which would be appropriate for this style table. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop your skills and get your questions answered while making a great piece of furniture. This class takes the place of Woodworking I & Woodworking II and provides a strong foundation for more advanced furniture projects. Tuition: $725.00 plus materials ($195.00 plus tax)
Section 062915A: Monday - Friday, June 29 - July 3, 8:30am - 5:00pm
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