|Project by Nickford||posted 2084 days ago||761 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I had the pleasure of attending Jeff Lohr’s weekend warrior class in Jaunary and February of 2008 in Limerick, PA. Jeff’s approach to teaching woodworking is to learn by doing, and we were cuttng wood on the first day. I truly enjoyed the table project as it gave me an opportunity to practice using the table saw, jointer, planer, mortiser, drill press, router, and a few hand tools to build a quality project from rough sawn red oak wood.
I particularly enjoyed learning how to taper legs and do walnut inlays in the fine red oak table top that we glued up from rough stock, after creating finished boards. The table was fully constructed and finish sanded by the end of the class, and after a few more days in my shop at home I had completed the staining, Original Waterlox finish, and waxing.
My son paid me the ultimate compliment when he saw the table in our front hall and told me that it didn’t look “home-made”. I think I know what he meant, and it is a testimony to the quality of this woodworking school that students produce high quality results, right out of the gate.