|Forum topic by Tim Roman||posted 133 days ago||310 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
133 days ago
I’m headed off to Indiana on Sunday (a 10-hour drive from here in Maryland) because I’ll be attending a couple of classes next week at Marc Adams’ school near Franklin. First, I’m in a six-day long project class taught by Mike Pekovich of Fine Woodworking Magazine. We will all be building Arts-and-Crafts style entry tables. I’ll finish the week with a one day class in tool sharpening, also taught by Mike.
I take these classes to get my skill-levels up so I can start referring to myself as something other than a “beginner” at woodworking. This project will help me improve my skill at making dovetails and mortise-and-tenon joinery. I’m also very interested in learning the proper techniques for draw bore joinery.
This project was also my first real experience at selecting rough lumber in different thicknesses and getting it milled to proper specifications. The project is made of both quartersawn and riftsawn white oak. Mike provided us with a cut list for the materials and specifications to get it within 1/8th of an inch of final thickness. I do hope I selected correctly and that my glue-ups for the casework involved are satisfactory.
I’ll try to document the class here daily in my Lumberjocks blog and post pictures showing progress.
Has anybody else taken classes taught by Mike in the past?
-- Tim, Glen Burnie, Maryland