Whether you call them highboys, tallboys or simply tall chests, the form remains a popular today as it was in the 18th century.
Some of the skills learned in the Connecticut Highboy class are:
- Shaping multiple cabriole legs for a project
- Complex case joinery
- Making gooseneck moldings
- How to select and layout your materials for your project’s best appearance
Materials are not included in the class fee. Lumber for this project may be purchased through us or on your own and shipped to our shop at least four weeks prior to the class.
Hardware for this project may be purchased through one of the vendors on the resources page.
Each student should supply his, or her, own: safety glasses and hearing protection; combination or machinist square; bevel gauge; bench chisels; carvers mallet; dovetail saw; marking gauge; smooth plane or jack plane; block plane; and tape measure or folding rule. If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic, there are plenty of tools for your use in class.
- June 10 – 14, 2019
- and October 7 – 11, 2019
The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am. A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm – the shop remains open until 5:30 pm.
The class is limited to a maximum of 3 students.
Call or email to be placed on the waiting list if this class sells out.
Buy both this class and the Carved Elements class and receive a discount on both classes*!
*Limited time offer – ends 12/31/18