Duration: Six days
Class Size: Maximum of four or five students (see note on main class page)
March 12th – 17th Full
Small tables are a great way to learn and explore new woodworking techniques and details. This small table is no exception to that rule. Your woodworking bag of tricks will be bulging with numerous new items, not the least of which will be several classic Greene & Greene design elements.
The design is an original by Darrell Peart and is heavily influenced by Greene & Greene, but embraces other influences as well. The six-day course will be filled with discussions (and related tangents as well) on three of Darrell’s favorite subjects: woodworking, Greene & Greene, and furniture design.
This class would serve as good preparation for the Fremont Nightstand class. Many of the techniques and skills learned here would apply to that class.
Some of the Items covered will be:
- Greene & Greene Details
- G&G style bread board end
- Proud ebony spline
- Cloud lifts
- Ebony plugs
- Proud “pillowed” fingers
- Waterfall legs
- Krenov style “Block & Dowel Pull
- Fitting of an irregular shaped drawer
- Drawer construction
- Hanging drawers on wooden runners
- finger joints
- Measuring and layout tools
- Small hand plane
- Sharp chisels
- Steel hammer
- 3/16” – ¼” – 3/8” lee valley square punches, or hollow chisels from mortise
- Related twist drill bit for above punches. Bits should be 3/64” under the size of the punch. 3/16” and ¼” standard twist bits are too short for the punches – it is recommended to get longer “aircraft” bit and shorten them.
- Small plastic headed mallet – ¾” to 1” head preferable (Thor brand is Darrell’s favorite )
- saddle square or small square (3” or so)
- any additional tools you are comfortable with and normally use
- Besides bringing a notebook, feel free to bring along a camera to make a visual record of the jigs and setups that you use in class
Open enrollment begins October 23rd (October 20th for prior students)
Conttact Darrell to enroll in this class or be put on a waiting list. You may also call Darrell directly at (425) 277-4070 between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm (Pacific Time).