|Project by iminmyshop||posted 11-29-2013 04:06 PM||1214 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
For many years I’ve done woodworking of the self taught nature. Finally, I had the opportunity to take real classes from really good teachers and enrolled in the 12 week furniture intensive class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. The first 2 weeks are spent learning how to use hand tools and this was our first project. The instructions were to design and make something that had through dovetails and through tenons with wedges, all done by hand. A bench of the school’s design or of our own was suggested. This was of my design for a friend who wanted a place to put on and store their shoes in the winter. The sides are of Maple and the seat and stretchers are Cherry.
The first attempts at dovetails were pathetic. With practice, they get better. These are the results of many attempts.