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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.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]Open to All

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You’ll Learn:[/one_fifth]Through a series of lectures and demonstrations, you will learn and practice with hand tools: tuning, sharpening, saws, chisels, hand planes,[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]dovetails, mortise and tenons, and joints.  You will also learn about bandsaws.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You’ll Do:[/one_fifth]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 [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]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[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] opportunity to work on small table that is completely hand planned and put together with hand cut joinery.  Alternative projects include a [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]shooting board, or a shop mallet.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed: [/one_fifth] Tool list

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Required books: The Minimalist Woodworker by Vic Tesolin

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Syllabus: [/one_fifth]Syllabus

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:[/one_fifth][one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$750 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]None
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 that will be added to your order. This fee applies only to your first class.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What’s Next:[/one_fifth]We recommend Table Making, Box Making or Cabinet Making as the next step in your woodworking and furniture making development.

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