Working with Handtools only: Build a Japanese Style Tool Box with Andrew Hunter
This five-day class concentrates on working with hand tools only. The project, a seemingly simple Japanese style tool box, allows us to focus on the fundamental building process- from selecting lumber and rough sawing parts to flattening, squaring and most importantly, learning how to do accurate layout. Of course, there will be plenty of planing, sawing and working with chisels. Whether you are into Western tools or Japanese tools, the underlying principals are the same and you will explore what it takes to get yourself- and your tools, to their full working potential. Not only will you go home with a practical and useful box, built entirely by hand, but also with the new skills, inspiration and confidence to build more.
Andrew, who has been building furniture by hand for over 20 years, has a lot to offer any skill level and his enthusiasm for the work is contagious. While he focuses primarily on Japanese tools and techniques, the important concepts translate equally to Western style handtools. He will have his own Japanese tools for students to try and you will have the unique opportunity to compare working with Japanese tools to working with the Western tools in the school. This is also a great opportunity to bring along your own tools and work with Andrew to analyze their strengths and weaknesses.
This is a great opportunity to learn woodworking by hand and you certainly do not want to miss it! Sign up today- Space is limited.
Section 071519A: Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19, 9:00am – 5:00pm