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Steps Into Craftsmanship II Frank Strazza

Jul 23, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 | 9:00 - 5:00 $1,245.00
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Frank Strazza
Frank Strazza builds heirloom-quality furniture one piece at a time in his small studio workshop in Central Texas. He uses traditional joinery throughout and utilizes handtools for much of his work.
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Frank Strazza

This is a class where we leverage the building of a project – a Shaker Table – to focus on advancing your fine woodworking skills.  We will focus predominantly on hand tools and it strongly recommended that you have completed Steps Into Craftsmanship I or the Handtool and Joinery class before taking this class.

The table itself is a great achievement for early woodworkers and this particular table is both beautiful and challenging.

Frank draws on his 30 years of experience working with hand tools and power tools to help you build this table, all the while teaching you valuable woodworking techniques that can be used throughout other areas of your woodworking. The skills that you will take away from this class will enable you to build many other types of furniture

This six-day class will take you, step-by-step, through the process of handcrafting your own Shaker Style Table. Each part of the process is broken down into small, manageable steps so that you can concentrate on mastering one task at a time before moving on to the next.  In addition to showing you how you will also get to understand underlying concepts and how each step fits into the big picture.

Frank puts an emphasis on hand tool usage during his classes. You will leave this class having refined your handtool and joinery skills.

There is a lot that you will learn in the class but some of the main learning points include:

  • How to select lumber and mill wood for table making
  • Cutting and fitting mortise and tenon joints by hand and machine
  • Working with tight tolerances – PISTON FIT DRAWER
  • Hand cutting half blind dovetails
  • Raised panel drawer bottoms
  • Working with hand tools such as chisels, saws, planes, spokeshaves, and scrapers

Class Time

Workshop Days:     Sunday to Friday
Instruction Time:    9:00am – 5:00pm
School Opens:.      8:00am – 6:00pm

Tools You Will Need

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Tuition & Materials:

Materials Fee:
One-time registration fee



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Jul 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Jul 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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