Woodworking Fundamentals -
Part 1 - Basics
Both Classes meet on the first Monday
Shop open 5:00PM - 10:00PM
This is the class I wish was available when I
first started woodworking. If you are just starting out or looking to 'raise
your game,' this class is for you. As an introduction to furniture making,
the skill you learn will put you on a path to understanding fine craftsmanship.
Even hobbyists can build heirloom furniture with well-tuned
hand tools and a few basic power tools. In this
class, you will learn to tune and sharpen your hand tools as well as safety and
operation skills for the basic power tools necessary for most fine woodworking
projects. The class is designed to get you up and running in the shortest
time possible. The final project is the making of a step stool - bench
with through dovetails and wedged mortise and tenon.
Class size is limited to 12 people This allows for
individualized attention to each student. If the class is oversubscribed,
we will open a second section on Thursday night.
- Physical Properties of Wood
- Tuning and using Hand Planes
- Joinery - sawing chopping and paring with chisels
- Through dovetails
- Half-blind dovetails
- Mortise and tenon
- Machine Setup & Safety
- Dimensioning Lumber - 4-square
No prior experience necessary. However, quality hand tools
are required We discuss your tools and any planned purchase with the
instructor during the first night of class.
a materials fee estimated to be
$50. The materials fee will be finalized at the end of class.
Twelve 4-hour sessions, six students maximum. Lunch on your own.
A deposit is required to confirm your
reservation. Deposit is refundable
until 30 days before the class.
Class deposit $50
Entire amount is credited to your deposit. Tuition balance due at first class.
Registration: Please pay the deposit online or by check to register
Instructor: Dante DiIanni
Dante DiIanni has owned and
operated G.N.A. Woodworks, a full service fine cabinet shop since 1995. In 2004,
he was awarded the title "Master Woodworker" by the Marc Adams School of
Woodworking and continues to study with some of the best woodworkers in North