Woodworking for Beginners with Michael Fortune June 8-12, 2020
$825 tuition + $75 materials
*Learn the safe ways to use power tools
*How to set up your bandsaw
*How to incorporate graceful lines in your work
*Learn how to sharpen common hand tools
*Learn how to shaping wood
*Sanding and finishing techniques
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This course is an introduction to furniture making with an emphasis on the use of hand tools and simple easy to use machines like the 14” bandsaw and portable planer. You will learn how to sharpen and maintain chisels, planes, and card scrapers as well as set up the bandsaw and planer. Selecting and milling lumber in preparation for cutting joints by hand and machine will be covered. You will construct a small table using air-dried wood with four different joints. You will design your own table legs and will shape them in your own unique way. There will be lectures on the nature of wood, shop drawings, selecting adhesives and finishes, buying a basic set of tools, setting up a small workshop, and making key jigs.
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