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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels

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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels

  • MASS Collective 364 Nelson Street Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States (map)

In this three hour course, Jay Wiggins of MASS Collective introduces the fundamental woodworking tool: the flat back chisel. Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the courses on mortise and tenon joinery and hand cut dovetails.

It is recommended that you procure your own set of tools, we recommend Highland Hardware: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-chisel-set-4.aspx

It is also strongly recommended that you pick up a copy of "Woodworking Basics" by Peter Korn, it makes an excellent reference to the material covered in the course.

Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.

About the Instructor:

An instructor at MASS Collective, Jay Wiggins has been designing and building furniture for 25 years here in Atlanta. After a two and one half year apprenticeship under furniture craftsman Jack Harich, Jay set up shop and continued study under several notable national furniture makers including Tage Frid, Stephen Proctor and Asheville N.C. Master chair maker Brian Boggs. Jay has exhibited nationally and has work in a number of collections both private and public. In 2001, Jay's work was selected as part of a survey of American craft at the turn of the millennium sponsored by the American Craft Museum in NYC. He began teaching woodworking and furniture design 10 years ago and has had several apprentices who have gone on to become accomplished makers in their own right.


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