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Beginning Woodwork

February 3 @ 9:00 am - February 7 @ 4:30 pm

$795
shaker dovetail drawer, table with drawer

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

RANDY MAXEY

Beginning Woodwork

A beautiful classic table project to take your basic woodworking skills to the next level.

These taunt, lean, elegant tables capture the essence of the iconic Shaker style and work well in every room in the home.  Made from American cherry this table will become more beautiful over time.

You’ll have the opportunity to do some hybrid woodworking and meld both handtools and machinery with this project.  The Shakers planned their wood by hand, but we are going to machine mill some of the wood using the jointer and planer and then do a the rest with hand planes.  The joinery on the aprons will be machine cut, but the drawers will be hand dovetail – a nice melding of old traditional styles with new efficiency.

If you’ve never planed wood or cut dovetails by hand before, this project is a great way to get started.  The pieces are small and easy to handle and the little handmade dovetail drawer is within the reach of anyone, including a first timers, with a nice sharp chisel!  If you want to get a few of handtool skills under your belt think about attending either the Precision Joinery (weekend) or the week long Unplugged classes.

Everything you will need is here in the workshop, along with a really knowledgeable, patient instructor who will show you step by step how to accomplish beautiful work.  Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them, but every Benchcrafted workbench at the School comes with a fully stocked curated tool kit, so no tool purchases or shipping of tools is necessary.

Dovetail Drawers – Tapered Legs 

As you move through each phase of this woodworking project you will cover a lot of ground.

Some of key learning points include:

  • Cutting and milling sequences of raw lumber
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Tapering methods using jigs, power tools and handtools
  • Construction & Joinery methods of drawers
  • Precision handtool skills using chisels, combination squares and marking gauges

Tools/Materials You Need To Bring: None

Materials:  Provided.  Cherry

Fees: 

Tuition: $760 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $35
One time registration Fee: $45

Details

Start:
February 3 @ 9:00 am
End:
February 7 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$795
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Shaker Table Feb 3 2020 Tuition & Materials
$ 795.00

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