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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

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

Join MASS Collective in this six-hour course covering the fundamentals of dovetail joinery. Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects that require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Students will get hands on experience with cutting dovetails as while learning about the various types and functions of this incredibly versatile woodworking technique.

Materials are provided, however it is strongly suggested that the student invest in a striking knife, a marking tool, and a dovetail saw. The instructor has selected the following tools as affordable and quality options:

The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels course. Students who can demonstrate competence and confidence in these techniques are welcome to jump right in to this advanced course. There will be a half hour break for lunch.

About the Instructor:
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.

COST: $135 - Additional 10% discount for Homestead Atlanta members (with Membership Discount Code)

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Earlier Event: January 19
Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels
Later Event: July 13
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