No skills necessary
This course was added to address the high demand for Fundamentals I.
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: Special schedule for this added course: five days of evening classes from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM 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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