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Essential Handtool & Joinery Skills

Presented by Florida School of Woodwork at Florida School of Woodwork, Tampa FL

Mar 08 - 12 2021
Essential Handtool & Joinery Skills

Handtool work and joinery are vital skills for all woodworkers. There is nothing more valuable than being able to select and cut joints with skill and ease.

This class taught by Kelly Scott will increase your joinery skills regardless of your starting point. You will learn how to select joints, how to lay them out, how to cut them accurately using a variety of hand tool, and machine-based methods. It is an incredible class, no matter your skill level and will build your confidence and impact the quality of your woodworking for years to come. (Please make sure you take a look at the tools list and that you bring these with you when you come). Along with learning about and making a wide variety of joints, you will improve your layout skills, radically improve your measuring and accuracy, and gain a better understanding of joint selection and wood behavior.

If you are not confident in your hand skills and joinery, this is a perfect class. At the end of the week, what once seemed difficult will be approached with confidence.

In this five day class, you’ll learn and practice joint making techniques that will include:

Sharpening your chisels and hand planes
Hand planing your lumber
Selection & layout of joints with a wide variety of measuring & marking tools
Hand cutting Lap Joints
Mortise and tenons
Approaches to Cabinet, Frame, Table, and Chair Joinery
How to recover from joinery mistakes

This is a technique and skill-based class. You will focus on making joinery samples that you will be able to take home and use as a reference in your home workshop.


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Contact: 8132233490

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  • Mar 8, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Mon)
  • Mar 9, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Mar 10, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Mar 11, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 12, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Florida School of Woodwork

1609 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

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