Make a Federal Inlaid Eagle Document Box with Headley & Hamilton October 22 - 23, 2022

about this workshop

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.

Unique Instructor Jeff Headley

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Unique Instructor Steve Hamilton

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$390 tuition + $80 materials
(includes marquetry kit)

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

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Make a Federal Inlaid Eagle Document Box with Headley & Hamilton October 22 - 23, 2022


Availability: Open

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