Week Two of the Hand Tool Shop focuses on cutting tools: chisels and back saws. In the course of this week we will learn to sharpen our chisels for chopping and paring and tune our saws for cutting dovetails. Our project is to make our Dovetailed Tool Tote. Learn to hand cut through dovetails as we build your tool box. You'll practice this symbol of woodworking excellence getting tips and tricks for great results.
Dovetails aren't magic. They take practice and some patience, but you can learn to cut them. You'll also get tips on how to fix any minor errors that occur. Next you will shape and steam bend a wood handle to go with your tool box. Customize the tote to include a box for your chisels or planes. Everything in its place is a nice feeling, especially when you've made it yourself.
This workshop is a Masterworks Class with Gary Rogowski. It qualifies as a prerequisite course for our Mastery Program.