You will be introduced to the sharpening, use, and maintenance of common hand tools used in fine woodworking. You will use chisels, planes, saws, and layout tools to create examples of traditional joinery and a small box.
This class will introduce the sharpening, use, and maintenance of common hand tools used in fine woodworking including the chisel, block plane, hand saw, and layout tools. You will create traditional joinery by careful layout, correct tool application, and accurate cutting. The goal is to develop hand tool skills to complement the use of power tools. You will also make a small box using the tools and skills acquired in the class.
A tool list will be provided and you will be required to purchase the tools and bring them to class on the first day. Recommended sources and expected costs will be provided.
Be prepared to invest a minimum of $300 in the tools before coming to class.
There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor to cover the cost of wood.