Using hand tools to hand cut joinery is both an art and a science, but all woodworking projects can be made using hand tools plus they are quiet, satisfying and don’t take up much space, so if you are living in a condo, don’t have the space or the budget for power tools, or just want to improve your joinery and hand skills this is the perfect class for you.
Through a series of demonstrations, lecture and practice you will learn how to:
- Tune and sharpen your hand tools – chisels, bench planes, spokeshaves
- Use western & Japanese saws, chisels, hand planes,
- Learn how to cut dovetails, half-blind dovetails, sliding dovetails,
- Mortise and tenons, angled mortise and tenons, through mortise and tenon
- Lap joints, bridal joints, miter joints and hip joints
Skill Level: Open to all levels
Dates: March 28th – 30st, Sept 25th – 29th 2017
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Syllabus: Unplugged Joinery & Hand Tools
Required Text: The Complete Guide to Joint Making by John Bullar
Materials & Supplies:
Kirk is both a wood turner and a custom furniture maker based in Tampa FL. Over the course of his career he had opportunity to work on a wide range of pieces such as a 17th century antique, a Sanctuary monument, Asian woodcarvings, harps, and glass blowing molds. In the process, his skill set has grown to include glass casting, and metal work.
In 2007, he founded Nature’s Expression where he designs and builds custom commissions using locally harvested lumber and hand cut joinery.