Jul
1
to Jul 3

Dutch Tool Chest

This traditional and ingenious tool box is a real space-saver that offers sufficient space for a complete set of tools. It can also be hung on the wall or placed on the workbench. A removable front - held in place by two sliding bolts - reveals plenty of storage space for e.g. moulding and block planes and bulky tools.


The upper, tapered section of the box is opened by a flap. Various saws, for example, can be attached to the underside of this flap. Bench planes are placed in the box interior, while chisels, clamps, bradawls and other tools find space in a holding rail.

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Jul
4
to Jul 7

Introduction to Chairmaking

Chair projects made entirely of solid wood often raise questions among amateurs. Christopher Schwarz provides an easily understandable introduction to this multi-faceted topic. Through the construction of a traditional rung chair using traditional techniques, you will learn all of the work processes and discover helpful tips and tricks.

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Sep
9
to Sep 13

Build a Staked Armchair

  • Marc Adams School of Woodworking (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Build a comfortable stick armchair in the Welsh tradition using tools and materials that are familiar to the typical woodworker.

If chairmaking intimidates you, you aren’t alone. The tools, materials and processes seem to require a pledge of allegiance to an entirely different craft that uses green wood, shavehorses and steamboxes. It doesn’t have to be that way.

With a bit of cleverness and (mostly) standard woodworking tools, you can build an extremely comfortable stick armchair using woods from your local lumberyard (or even your scrap bin) and tools already in your shop.

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Oct
21
to Oct 25

Staked Armchair

  • London Design & Engineering UTC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Build a comfortable stick armchair in the Welsh tradition using tools and materials that are familiar to the typical woodworker.

If chairmaking intimidates you, you aren’t alone. The tools, materials and processes seem to require a pledge of allegiance to an entirely different craft that uses green wood, shavehorses and steamboxes. It doesn’t have to be that way.

With a bit of cleverness and (mostly) standard woodworking tools, you can build an extremely comfortable stick armchair using woods from your local lumberyard (or even your scrap bin) and tools already in your shop.

Register here.

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Oct
28
to Oct 30

Staked High Stool

  • London Design & Engineering UTC, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Building this staked high stool is an excellent introduction to chairmaking. In this three day class you will learn to calculate and drill compound-angle joints without trigonometry (or even numbers). You will learn to create a tapered mortise-and-tenon joint – the foundation of Windsor chairmaking. And you will learn to create the stout undercarriage that allows this delicate stool to support an impressive weight.

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Apr
26
to Apr 28

Fine Woodworking Live

  • Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’ll be presenting at Fine Woodworking Live for the first time. Aside from me, there is an impressive roster of instructors.

• Chris Becksvoort
• Matt Bickford
• Brian Boggs
• Danielle Rose Byrd
• Michael Fortune
• Peter Galbert
• Chris Gochnour
• Garrett Hack
• Nancy Hiller
• Beth Ireland
• Rollie Johnson
• Joshua Klein
• Steve Latta
• Tom McLaughlin
• Mike Pekovich
• Bob Van Dyke

You can register for the event here.

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Mar
4
to Mar 8

Staked Armchair

Build a comfortable stick armchair in the Welsh tradition using tools and materials that are familiar to the typical woodworker.

If chairmaking intimidates you, you aren’t alone. The tools, materials and processes seem to require a pledge of allegiance to an entirely different craft that uses green wood, shavehorses and steamboxes. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Register here.

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Staked High Stool

  • Lost Art Press storefront (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Building this staked high stool is an excellent introduction to chairmaking. In this two-day class you will learn to calculate and drill compound-angle joints without trigonometry (or even numbers). You will learn to create a tapered mortise-and-tenon joint – the foundation of Windsor chairmaking. And you will learn to create the stout undercarriage that allows this delicate stool to support an impressive weight.

Register here.

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