Get ready to dovetail! This two-day class is designed to really get you dovetailing. You’ll cut more dovetails in two days than you’ve probably cut in your life – all with the intent to tune up your technique and speed up the process. The goals are simple: fix your sawing and waste removal techniques; give you some powerful time- and labor-saving tips; get you cutting consistently good dovetails every time right out of the box.
This is an interactive, virtual class. Learn to dovetail from the comfort of your own shop!
We’ll focus on through and half-blind dovetails. This gives you the edge you need when it comes to case and drawer construction. Whether you’re a pins-first or tails-first person, this class will help you cut better dovetails.
Some of the skills covered in this class are:
- Through dovetails
- Half blind dovetails
- Improved sawing technique
- Improved waste removal techniques
This course will take place on Saturday, January 23, and Sunday, January 24, 2021, with a private 1/2 -hour follow-up online session a few days after the class.
I’ll open the virtual shop each day at 8:00 am EST in order to ensure everyone has their technology (internet connection, camera, and mic) set up properly. I’ll start dovetail lessons at 9:00 am EST. At 12:00 pm EST, the class will break for lunch for one hour. Class resumes at 1:00 pm EST and runs until 5:00 pm EST. More specific details about the schedule are outlined in the class-confirmation email that immediately follows your successful registration.
For this class you’ll need:
- An internet connection in your shop (phones work, but broadband wifi is better, hard-wired ethernet is best)
- A webcam or cell phone with video/audio capabilities
- A tripod or method of holding and aiming your camera while keeping it steady
- A power supply for your camera that can last all-day
You’ll also need the following.
Each student must 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.
This course is limited in size to a maximum of 8 students.
If this course sells out, please call or email to be placed on the waiting list.