Hand tool essentials
This hands-on course is designed for beginners in woodworking or individuals who want to refresh their fundamental skills and develop a strong foundation in using hand tools effectively. It serves as the initial class in the three-part Fundamentals series and is a prerequisite for Fundamentals II.
The course begins with an introduction to wood technology, hand tool usage, design principles, and the creation of essential joinery. Throughout the course, you will learn the following:
- Workshop safety
- Basics of wood properties and understanding wood movement
- Proper use and maintenance of fundamental hand tools, such as planes and chisels
- Techniques for sharpening edge tools
- Measuring and marking out materials
- Introduction to basic joinery methods, including:
- through-dovetails, half-blind dovetails
- half-lap joints, and
- mortise and tenon joints.
Registration Fee: $35
The course consists of evening classes held over a period of four weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In total, you will receive 33 hours of instruction, with additional shop time available as needed to work on exercises.
Note: Due to the News Years Holiday, there will be no class on Monday Jan 1st. class will start on Wednesday January 3rd.
Please bring ear and eye protection, as well as a safety mask. The school will provide the necessary tool kit.
Class Size: Minimum 5, Note:Maximum 9