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Dutch Tool Chest | Megan Fitzpatrick

October 10 - October 15 | 9:00 - 5:00 $990.00
Dutch Tool Chest
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Megan Fitzpatrick
Instructor
Familiar to fans of woodworking books and magazines, Megan Fitzpatrick has devoted much of her professional career to advancing the craft of woodworking and helping others to learn it.
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I’m a fan of a full-sized tool English chest – but they aren’t easily portable. So on the road,  I use a smaller, and more portable Dutch Tool Chest (like the one that appeared years ago in Jim Tolpin’s “The Toolbox Book”) for ferrying my tools hither and yon.

Bonus: The slanted lid tucks nicely into most hatchbacks!

It’s also a great choice in the shop for protecting your tools, and holds the hand tools you need to make most furniture forms (OK…there’s not room for a whole set of moulding planes…but _almost_ everything!)

With dovetails only at the bottom, this chest is fairly simple to make – the carcase goes together in two (long) days. But we’re going to dress it up both for good looks and longevity by making a raised-panel top with a hand-tool-cut fingernail moulding, as well as a hand-raised panel on the fall front, and a hand-cut tongue-and-groove back. Then we’ll use paint to add colour to the outside, and while that dries, kit out the interior to store chisels, panel saws, planes, layout tools and more – all the core furniture-making tools.

Finally, we’ll install the hinges and lifts. When you leave this class, you’ll be able to do so in style, with all your tools safely stored in your new chest.

And the hand-tool skills that you learn – dovetails, dados, rabbets, cut-nail joinery, mouldings (along with rules for carcase construction) – will serve you well for all your projects to come.

Tools:  CLICK HERE

Please note that Lee Valley provides a 15% discount on many items for students of this class.  Once registered you can request the educational discount form from [email protected]

Fees:

Tuition: $990 per person (includes materials)

One time registration fee of $45

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