As of today there are 7 students enrolled in the Hand Tool Woodworking class that starts this Thursday at Wooditis here in Las Vegas. I've spent much of the morning preparing the stock for the two projects. Jamie bought the materials we need and brought it over to my shop so I could prepare it for the class. Our first project will be the bench hook that I refer to as Project Overkill. Bench hooks are really a pretty simple shop made appliance but very useful. I designed this one to incorporate dovetail and tongue and groove joinery -- all hand cut!
|Bench Hook Material|
The other project is a tool tote inspired by the one in Jim Tolpins book, The New Traditional Woodworker. This will take the remaining 4 weeks of the class. I've modified it some as you can see in this photo.
|Tool Tote Material|
All that remains is to run off my hand out for cutting dovetails and make a detail drawing showing the layout for the tails. Looking forward to this class, teaching is always rewarding.