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Furniture & Woodworking

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Tuesdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-WOOD-0389
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Familiarity with hand tools is essential to all practices of woodworking -- even pieces made on machines require finishing techniques to be done with hand tools. This course is a great entry point for prospective woodworkers -- even those who already have wood shop experience -- as it introduces students to woodworking with a focus on traditional hand tools. We cover the proper selection, use and maintenance of a variety of hand tools, including marking and measuring tools, saws, chisels, planes and other edge tools. Students practice techniques of sharpening and basic joinery, among others. The majority of class time is spent completing studio exercises and gaining expertise and confidence in the handling of tools. Students come away with a solid understanding of what tool does what, as they compile their own individual toolboxes they will have for all future woodworking opportunities and practice.

  • Name: Shane Richards (Bio)
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