This five day class will introduce woodworkers to basic hand tool use. In the process of building a small box with a sliding lid we will use rabbet, dado, molding, toothing, smoothing and panel raising planes; backsaws, marking gauges, scrapers, paring and dovetail chisels. Hide glue will be used to veneer the lid and a few carving tools will be used to carve a small shell and some curved molding. The goal of the class is to be able to do basic joinery with hand tools. Of course, sharpening and setting up the tools will be covered.
I’ve tried to roll as many hand tool operations as possible into this small box. Past students have agreed that the box they made was the perfect vehicle for learning lots of varied skills. See for yourself and learn a lot!
All materials are included and will be a combination of cherry, mahogany and Spanish cedar, with the veneer being your choice from my stock.