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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

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

Join MASS Collective to cover the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins. Students will get hands-on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer and Table Saw, in addition to learning proper care and methods for caring for and sourcing wood supplies.

This course is a pre-requisite for all fundamentals of wood working courses. Lumber and tools will be provided. It is 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.

This course is a prerequisite to both mortise and tenon joinery, as well as the dovetail course and the table fabrication course.

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: $75 - Additional 10% discount for Homestead Atlanta members (with Member Discount Code)

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