Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Making A Federal Executive Document Box with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton

Dates: 10/10 - 10/11

Cost: $350
Materials: $75
Deposit: $125

During this two-day workshop, students will build a walnut Federal eagle inlaid document box. Jeff and Steve will uncover the traditional period furniture construction techniques needed to build this outstanding piece. All aspects of the construction joinery needed in the building of this inlaid Federal document box will be covered. Students will experience cutting dovetails by hand and assembling and hand setting the eagle pattern along with other Federal inlays. There will be different Federal inlaid borders to choose from for edge treatment. The main centerpiece will be a marquetry eagle made by Marc in a ready-to-assemble kit form. There will be a lot of construction secrets from these two American woodworking legends.

Key points:

  • Dovetails cut and fit by hand
  • Federal inlay tips including assembly and installation
  • Traditional construction influences
  • Inlaid fans set in the corners on the top
  • Hinged lid
  • Ogee bracket feet

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.

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