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Handtools & Joinery – Unplugged Woodworking

January 15 - January 19 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Unplugged Workshop provides furniture making students with a hands-on workshop experience to improve joinery and hand skills. This course is ideal for understanding the art and science of using hand tools to hand cut joinery and appreciating the much quieter and compact alternative to power tools.

If you don’t have a huge shop or a ton of tools this stress free class will show you how with a few essential tools.  You will learn how to sharpen and work efficiently and easily with hand planes, chisels, and a small bandsaw. Each piece of equipment is explained and you will practice the techniques for keeping everything sharp and well-maintained. Using a combination of handtools, and just one or two small power tools you will be resawing lumber and planing it flat, to cutting joins and creating furniture.

Level:
Open to All

What You’ll Learn:
Through a series of lectures and demonstrations, you will learn and practice with hand tools: tuning, sharpening, saws, chisels, hand planes,
 
dovetails, mortise and tenons, and joints.  You will also learn about bandsaws.

What You’ll Do:
You’ll hone your skills by safely using hand tools and properly developing and practicing your hand tool and joinery techniques. You’ll work on
 
sample pieces to practice the skills and techniques covered in class. You can use these as models for future projects. You will also have the
 
opportunity to work on small table that is completely hand planned and put together with hand cut joinery.  Alternative projects include a
 
shooting board, or a shop mallet.

Tools Needed:
 Tool list

Materials & Books Needed:
Required books: The Minimalist Woodworker by Vic Tesolin

Syllabus:
Syllabus

Fees:
Tuition: 
$750 per person
 
Studio & Materials Fee: 
None
 
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 that will be added to your order. This fee applies only to your first class.

What’s Next:
We recommend Table Making, Box Making or Cabinet Making as the next step in your woodworking and furniture making development.

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