6 day class
In this six-day workshop you will learn the art of hand cutting multiple dovetails on a large chest side. You will also learn how to make a frame and panel lid complete with a hand-planed raised panel and a mortise-and-tenon frame. The skills learned in making the lid alone are the same skills that you will need to make a fine cabinet door. The sides and top are cherry with an optional curly maple panel. The bottom will be solid cedar inside. The dimensions of the chest are 42″ wide, 19″ deep and 20″ tall. Although we will teach you how we prepared the wide panels, please note that we will pre-glue and pre-mill many of the parts prior to the class (in the interest of time). See below for the list of recommended tools for the class. In this class, we make this chest in cherry. If you would like to make it in walnut, it will be an additional $140.00.
To read more about the Blanket Chest course, click here on our Woodworking Blog.
This class is from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
We ask that you bring the following tools with you to this class:
Plow plane, with 3/8 cutter (Lee Valley tools sells one, or you can find a Record 044 combination plane used online. Patrick Leach at Super tools, sells a used Record 44 for about 150 dollars with all 8 cutters and the long rods.
Rabbet plane or a rabbet block plane, there are a few choices below.
Below is a list of tools that we recommend that you bring to this class.
Low-angle jack plane, this plane is invaluable for all of your woodworking.
Either the Tite Mark below or a traditional cutting gauge will work
Chisels (Set of 5) 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1
4 smoothing plane
Scraper, card and cabinet scraper
Tenon saw, rip and crosscut
Class size: 6
Prerequisite: Six-Day Foundational Joinery Course
NOTE: This class will close 1 week prior to the start date of the class.