Presented by Christopher Schwarz
This beautifully simple cabinet which can be hung on the wall is an excellent way to learn some traditional joinery.
This two day course in hand work will give you all the basic skills you need to get started in hand tool woodworking. You will learn to sharpen and set up your chisels and hand planes plus you’ll learn how to saw with great precision – the first step to becoming a world class ‘dove tailer’. As you explore these tools, you will build a reproduction of an 1830 Shaker Wall cabinet from the new Lebanon community. This project is also an excellent introduction to 19th Century cut nails. The carcus and stiles are nailed together with cut brads. The back is attached with clout nails and the door are held flat with battens that are secured by clenched nails.
By the end of this two day course, you will see how a small compliment of hand tools can make you a better woodworker and eliminate many power tool operations. This is a great opportunity to try an extensive number of very traditional hand tools. All materials are included and the class is open to students of any level.
$695 (Inclusive of GST)
All materials included
DEPOSITS - A $200 non refundable deposit will be required when registering for this Master Class. These classes will also be advertised in the Australian Wood Review and at the Timber and Working with Wood Show in Melbourne.
9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th March
Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
79b Lexton rd. Box Hill North.
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About the Instructor
Christopher Schwarz is the editor of Lost Art Press, a publishing company that specializes in producing books and DVDs on hand woodworking. He was an editor at Popular Woodworking magazine for almost 15 years where he worked to rebalance the scales of media coverage of handwork and machine woodworking. He is now a contributing editor for Popular Woodworking and The Fine Tool Journal.
Chris is the author of six books on handwork including “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use” and “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” He is a long-time woodworker - he built his first workbench when he was 11.
Visit Chris’s Website at Lost Art Press