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Furniture is weakest at the joints, so it is particularly important to understand how to make solid joinery. No matter your skill level, this course will change the way you approach your projects. Students will learn the fundamentals of a joint and how to select the best joint for each particular application.
This course is an introduction to frame making with an emphasis on the use of easy-to-handle machines and light hand tools. You will learn how to pull measurements from artwork, cut dado grooves, miter, cut spline and key joints, assemble, sand, and apply finish.
Turning is the ancient technique of shaping wood while it is spinning. The machine used for turning is called the lathe, once powered by foot pedals, then water, and today electricity. In this course students will learn the basics of turning through a bowl project.
This class includes something for everyone, whether you are a new turner or someone wishing to refresh and build upon your woodturning foundation. The instructor covers the basics of spindle turning, beginning with detailed introduction to the lathe, tools, sharpening, wood selection, and safety.
This class introduces you to woodworking machinery and is perfect for beginners or a couple wanting to take a course together to build woodworking skills. Students will learn about tree identification, wood characteristics, and joinery techniques.
The Federal-style tea table is an iconic form of the English and American 18th century. At the time, tea was a relatively new product brought back from Asia that quickly became a huge fad. Rituals and activities arose from this trend, including the use of a small table specifically for serving and drinking tea.
Jigs are an essential part of any great workshop. Not only do they create a more approachable, enjoyable, and safe experience, they can improve your accuracy, increase your productivity, and help you maximize the use of your existing equipment.