Date(s): February 25 & 26. 9am – 5pm. Two class days.
Instructor: Andy Glenn
Description: Join us for two days in June to build a charming cherry carrier. With a focus on hand tool woodworking, we’ll cut compound-angle dovetails at the bench to create the box before adding the steam bent handle and the nailed bottom. The handle detailing is created with a single carving tool. You’ll leave with the skills to create these carriers in all sizes.
Early examples are credited to Shaker communities who used the wooden carrier in their medicinal herb business. Consistent with Shaker design, the carrier combines both beauty and utility. Open to beginners (though familiarity with the tools is beneficial).
Participants need to bring a small kit of tools for the class (we’ll have extras of tools if your kit isn’t complete).
- Combination Square
- Bevel Gauge (two, if you have them)
- Chisels (¼”, ½” and 1”) or entire set. An ⅛” chisel is helpful but not necessary.
- Marking/Cutting Gauge
- Dovetail saw
- Smoothing Plane
- Marking Knife
- Coping Saw (if you own one)
- Optional: Small v-carving tool (for cutting in the hatching on the handle).