Course: FTW100H17 – Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I

This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in methods of fine craftsmanship. It is the first class in the three-part Fundamentals series and is the pre-requisite for Fundamentals II.

Subjects covered include workshop safety, wood and wood movement, the use and maintenance of basic hand tools (planes, chisels, etc,), sharpening edge tools, measuring and marking, and basic joinery. Projects completed in this class may include a bench hook and shooting board—essential aids in any hand tool woodworking shop.

Skills practiced: Shop safety, hand tool use and maintenance, edge sharpening, measuring, marking, gluing, dovetails, mortise and tenons

Schedule: Three weeks of evening classes from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 27 instruction hours total, with additional shop time available as needed to work on the exercises.

Prerequisite: None

Tools required: Tool kit supplied by the school

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  • Non Refundable Fee: 35 waived for returning students

Class Sessions

Start date End Date Days Start Hour End Hour Deadline Size Price Deposit Instructor Enroll
2018-01-08 2018-01-25 Mo, We, Th 06:00 PM 09:00 PM 2017-12-22 1 $519 $200 David Fleming