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Dovetail Tool Tray (S5)

6-week Intermediate Woodworking Course

  • Ended
  • 500 US dollars
  • 9th Street

Service Description

The dovetail joint has long been seen as a mark of fine craftsmanship, and while its status may be somewhat overblown, laying out and cutting dovetails is still a critical skill for much traditional joinery–especially casework and drawers. The dovetail is beautiful and strong, and while it takes lots of practice to master, it is a much more forgiving joint than many expect. In this class we’ll cut a full set of practice dovetails in a softwood and then employ the joinery in a beautiful, rustic tool/utensil tray. Beginner joints won’t be perfect, but they’ll get better as we work our way around the box, and by the end of class we’ll be much more comfortable with this fundamental skill of hand-tool woodworking. Basic woodworking experience is required to join this class. Students needn’t be experts, but they should be somewhat familiar with how to use, care for, and sharpen their own hand tools. SKILLS REQUIRED Cutting rough lumber on the compound miter saw Planing lumber on the planer Jointing lumber on the jointer Ripping lumber on the table saw Cross cutting lumber on the table saw Using a hand drill SKILLS TAUGHT Hand tool joinery ATTENDANCE / MAKE-UP POLICY During this class, students will have access to the shop during class time only. In the event of an absence, students can make up their work during one of our office hours. The office hours schedule can be found on our woodshop calendar here: Students should communicate with their instructor about what work they need to complete to catch up before coming to office hours. CLASS COST: 18 hrs * $25/hr + $50 material cost = $500

Cancellation Policy

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Contact Details

  • Clayroom SoMa, 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA


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