Conover Woodworking Classes 2018

Woodworking Classes 2018

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Note About Our Hand Tool Courses

We have an exciting new hand tool course in the lineup. Ernie has run our Hand Tool Joinery course for years. The curriculum of this course teaches the roots of woodworking with emphasis on all of the hand tool techniques that are advantageous to a woodworker in a modern shop. Most departing students wanted more hand planes and chisels but few thought of unplugging their stationary tools.

However, there has always been those who take this course with little interest in owning machinery. These folks have always wanted a slightly different course that taught the ins and outs of true hand tool joinery, sans machines. This would include stock preparation as well as final finish with planes; then sizing the prepared stock with hand saws and trimming to gauge lines with shooting boards. Ernie had three such people in last year’s Hand Tool Joinery Class, an indication of the growing interest in this methodology. Therefore, we have introduced a new course called Joinery Off of the Grid.

If you want to be an unplugged woodworker Joinery Off of the Grid is for you! It will teach you how to get from rough lumber to a finished lidded box a week’s time. Taking Hand Tool Joinery after Joinery Off of the Grid will then teach you much more about hand planes, how to hand cut half-blind dovetails, mortise and tenon joints and a great deal more about layout. With these two courses under your belt you can tackle any piece of furniture, with no need for an electrical outlet. If your table saw, planer and jointer will only be pried out of your dead fingers, Hand Tool Joinery is the only course you need.

March

Woodturning Tools & Techniques-Two-and-a half days of spindle and two-and-a halfdays of bowl turning: Monday to Friday March 19 - 23, 2018, $875 (includes all instruction time, materials & lunch each day)

April

Hollow Forms & Lidded Boxes-A two day course to expand your turning skills into these intriguing and fun areas: Saturday & Sunday April 7 - 8, 2018, $395 (includes all instruction time, materials & lunch each day)

 

Joinery Off of the Grid-Cabinetmaking without electricity: Monday - Friday July 9 - 13, 2018, $825 (includes all instruction time, materials & lunch each day) Tool List For This Course

Hand Tool Joinery In The Modern Shop-The case for hand tools in a machine environment: Monday - Friday July 16 - 20, 2018, $895 (includes all instruction time, materials & lunch each day)

August

Basic Bowl Turning-Learn Face Plate Turning and come away with some nice bowls: Saturday & Sunday August 11 & 12, 2018, $395 (includes all instruction time, materials & lunch each day)

September

Woodturning Tools & Techniques-Two-and-a half days of spindle and two-and-a halfdays of bowl turning: Monday to Friday September 17 - 21, 2018, $875 (includes all instruction time, materials & lunch each day)