Dovetail joints are the symbol of woodworking excellence. They require accuracy, precise cutting, and patience. To do them well is not a quick job, but it is well within the skills for any woodworker ready to take a challenge. Come learn how to hand cut dovetails as we make a small box project.
Learn to cut simple quick dovetails as a warm-up: The Five Minute Dovetail made so popular by Gary’s articles and videos on them. Then learn precise methods for lay-out and spacing of your tails and pins. Watch simple techniques for starting and completing a straight saw cut. Come and see why Gary is one of woodworking’s most dynamic lecturers. His wit, vast knowledge of furniture making, and his experience in the field make his lectures lively, entertaining, and above all highly informative.
Discover methods for hand cutting dovetails and amaze yourself from the safety of your own home shop with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on your work because we will offer this workshop over two days. Tuesday night we will begin with simple techniques for lay-out and cutting. You’ll have a day to practice and pull together your questions. Then on Thursday night, we’ll start tackling some of the trickier issues that can face us like fitting and shaping our joints.
This is how Zoom will work: you pay via Paypal on our website or mail in a check with the class information on the registration form. When I receive payment, I send you an Invitation to register. When you go to Zoom and register, then I approve your registration and you get put on our class list. I will then send you information about the course and what you will need to have ready. Zoom will automatically send you reminders a week before, a day before, and an hour before the Online course. It also keeps track of who showed up and who registered and paid relieving us of last minute duties. Be sure to register at least an hour before class begins.