Joinery & Handtools Class Syllabus

Day 1

  • Day 1
    Sharpening Tools
    • Wet stones, Grinders, Honing jigs
    • Demo and hands on practice sharpening and tuning:

    • Scrapers
    • Chisels
    • Handplanes
    • Spokeshaves
    Learn to mill up your rough lumber by hand.
    • Demo and hands on practice
    • Wood movement, grain, strength of wood
    Day 2
    Prep lumber for DT box with hand tools
    The Dovetail
    • Introduction to Dovetails – elements of joint, variations, application
    • Learn to cut through dovetails

    Day 3-5
    • Build a lidded, dovetailed pencil box