KCWG Handtool Pre-School
Objective : Impart essential handtool skills for the beginner and intermediate woodworker for use in the KCWG and home shop. Basic skills with chisel, saw and plane will be introduced by building two simple projects.
Scope : The KCWG Handtool Pre-School will introduce fundamentals for using common “Western” handtools. These fundamentals will be reinforced through building of two simple projects. Students are strongly encouraged to complete both projects and explore variations of these projects by building them outside of class.
Duration : Saturday August 9th & 16th, 9am - 4pm and again on October 4th & 11th
Class Size : 6 participants
Cost : $60 @ General and Sawdust Maker membership level
$48 @ Woodworker Plus and higher membership level
Supplied materials - $25
(No refunds after 1st session)
Projects will be completed using only handtools. Material will be provided, some in rough state, other components pre-cut and roughly to size in the interest of limited class time.
Skills & Topics :
Sharpening of bevel edge tools & card scrapers
Project planning for handtool operations
Marking and measuring for handtool operations
Stock selection with an eye toward hand work
Stock preparation with handtools including
dealing with twist and cup
surface preparation and thicknessing
accurate cross-cutting and ripping of small parts
Cut-to-fit versus cut-lists
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