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Power and Hand Tool Woodworking


The 1839 School Box as pictured in Woodworking Magazine’s Autumn 2009 issue.

The 1839 School Box as pictured in Woodworking Magazine’s Autumn 2009 issue.

Power and Hand Tool Woodworking: Dovetails and Casework

A short course for novice to intermediate woodworkers focused on building a small dovetailed tool tray and the 1839 School Box from The Joiner and Cabinet Maker published by Lost Art Press.

In eight meetings over four weeks we will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Basic shop safety
  • Safe and effective operation of stationary power tools including thickness planer, table saw, and jointer
  • Use and care of hand tools including planes, chisels, marking gauges, and saws
  • How to flatten, smooth, and square stock for furniture making
  • Best practices for dovetail layout, cutting, fitting, assembly, and glue-up
  • Cutting and assembly of mitred joints
  • Methods for cutting dadoes
  • Two methods for installing bottoms on cases
  • Hardware installation
  • Preparing for and applying finishes

This class meets Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in our historic shop on the Sausalito waterfront.

We will need a minimum of 5 students to offer this class, so the start date may change if we're slow to fill up. If the dates need to change, we will contact all enrolled and find a new starting date that works for everyone. We hope to see you soon!

As the class is currently scheduled, we will meet from 6-9pm on the following days:

  • Monday 23 September
  • Wednesday 25 September
  • Monday 30 September
  • Wednesday 2 October
  • Monday 7 October
  • Wednesday 9 October
  • Monday 14 October
  • Wednesday 16 October

Tuition: $400 Materials: $50

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