|Project by iminmyshop||posted 11-29-2013 04:06 PM||1033 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
For many years I have done woodworking of the self taught nature. Finally, I have had the opportunity to take real classes from really good teachers. I 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. We had 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 attempt at dovetails were pathetic. I still have a ways to go but they are getting better with practice.