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FTW100D21 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I

April, 19 - May, 13 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$664

No skills necessary 

This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in methods of fine craftsmanship. It is the first class in the three-part Fundamentals series and is the pre-requisite for Fundamentals II.

Subjects covered include workshop safety, wood, and wood movement, the use, and maintenance of basic hand tools (planes, chisels, etc,), sharpening edge tools, measuring and marking, and basic joinery. Exercises in this class include through dovetails, half-blind dovetails, half-lap joints, and mortise and tenon joints.

Skills practiced: Shop safety, hand tool use and maintenance, edge sharpening, measuring, marking, gluing, dovetails, mortise and tenons

Schedule: four weeks of evening classes from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a total of 33 instruction hours, with additional shop time available as needed to work on the exercises.

Tools required: Tool kit supplied by the school. Please bring ear and eye protection.

Class size: minimum 5, maximum 9

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Meet Your Instructor

Furniture maker Randy Gengarelly specializes in making luxury pieces that are reminiscent of the finest work done in previous centuries, with meticulous attention to aesthetics, craftsmanship, and function. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and the Orbita® watch-winder catalogue. Randy studied under the great Italian-born cabinet-maker Egidio “Gene” Oliverio, who began his apprenticeship at the age of seven and who had never seen a power tool until moving to the United States in the mid 1930’s. In that tradition, Randy does most of his work with hand tools, which he feels are key to acheiving the fine lines, subtle shaping, and precise fit of truly fine furniture. Randy also  spends part of his time teaching leadership and communication skills around the U.S. and world. This role has allowed him to closely study the furniture in many of the world’s best museum collections and his admiration for these masterpieces influences each piece that he designs and builds.

Details

Start:
April 19@6:00 pm
End:
May 13@9:00 pm
Cost:
$664
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