Date(s): April 11 through April 16. Six class days. 9am – 5pm

Cost: $1150

Instructor: Andy Glenn

Description: This class is designed for anyone interested in a full week immersion into a furniture making workshop. The class is designed to use both machine tools and hand tools in making a small, dovetailed keepsake box. The box will be a collection of all the skills and techniques we cover throughout the week.

We’ll start in the machine shop, discussing lumber selection and milling processes. Then we’ll work the wood through the common machines – the bandsaw, jointer, planer, and table saw. We will cover safety and usage.

After milling the parts, we’ll head to the bench room with our hand tools. We’ll sharpen our chisels and planes (all hand tool woodworking builds off a foundation of sharp tools – plus it is WAY more fun to work with sharp tools). Then we’ll get into plane use and dovetailing.

This class is about both skills and techniques. My hope, after going through this class, is that you will feel comfortable returning to your shop to make your next project.

The hand tool list is needed for constructing the small box. The tools are not specialized for this class though. They are common woodworking tools commonly found within a furniture making kit. We’ll have extra to share if your kit is incomplete.

Please email instructor Andy Glenn at glenna@berea.edu with any questions.

Lunch and materials provided in  class cost.

Tool List:

recommended:

chisels (1/4″, 1/2″ and 1″ or equivalent sizes)

hand plane: either a #3 or #4

dovetail saw

marking gauge

combination square

bevel gauge

card scraper

mallet

optional:

tape measure

safety glasses

hearing protection

sharpening stone (if you have one…no need to purchase one if you do not)