Instructor: William Leeser
October 15 - November 26, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm (Tuesday mornings)
This is part of a group of courses designed to carefully introduce the total beginner to woodworking by presenting material around a project-based curriculum.
Maple Bookcase project
In this 7-session workshop, students are introduced to basic woodworking using both sheet goods (cabinet grade maple plywood) and solid wood, face frame construction, pocket screw joinery and creating edge profiles using a router. The tools covered include the tablesaw, router, bandsaw, oscillating spindle sander, miter saw, drill, power sanders and the jointer and planer. Installation of shelf hardware is covered. Each student will construct a well-built bookcase with adjustable shelves suitable for finishing clear, with stain or paint. Important and interesting material related to woodworking in general is thoroughly covered. We feel that the planning, learning, practice and hard work that goes into the construction of a furniture piece can be critical to developing and retaining both good habits and learning more advanced techniques.