I’m enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s “Wood Technology” program and just started my 3rd class, Furniture Construction 1C. 1A and 1B were a shaker side table and shaker style coffee table respectively and 1C is supposed to delve into casework. The normal project for this class would be a bookcase however the only place in town that sold cabinet grade plywood has stopped selling retail, contractors only now, so the instructor had to come up with something using casework and face frame construction without using sheet goods. So we’re making shaker-style wall clocks! Since there are only four of us in the class he’s giving us pretty much free reign on the design and we are not obligated to stick to the shaker style so long as the finished clock includes some form of carcass and face frame. I’m doing something more along the lines of a craftsman design and heading for the lumber yard this weekend to pick up some 1/4 sawn white oak.
Even better, the instructor for the class works for the local Woodcraft and the owner of the franchise gives his students a 20% discount for class supplies. Pity I can’t convince them that I need a Domino for class.
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