Ready to move beyond the basics? The second step in our three-part Fundamentals series, this course builds on the skills taught in Fundamentals I and prepares you for even more advanced craftsmanship as you progress in your woodworking. In addition to hand tools, this class introduces power tools. This is a hands-on class, during which you will improve your skills through exercises and projects, concluding with a beautiful bench with mortise and tenon joinery and draw bore joints.
You will learn:
- Safe use of power tools, including jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, and table saw
- Hand-cut dovetails, through and half-blind
- Hand-cut mortise and tenon
- Shaping with spokeshaves
- Surface preparation for finishing
- Working to a drawing
- Marking out
- Gluing up
Schedule: Evening classes, 6–9 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, for a total of 36 instruction hours. There will be additional shop time available as needed to work on the exercises.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals I or equivalent.
Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school.
Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.
Class size: Maximum 8.
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