Tuesday, May 30, 2017

p. 22

A copy of Fine Woodworking magazine came in the mail this week with a note attached suggesting I would be particularly interested in P. 22. That's where (if you are a subscriber) you'll find a review I wrote on the Infinity Dovetail Spline Jig. The jig and matching sled are used to cut tapered dovetail slots in the corners of a box, and dovetail shaped tapered keys to fit the slots. If you are not a subscriber, look for the magazine at your local book store or news stand.

I am home from Portland and will spend the week cleaning up at Clear Spring School, preparing the new ESSA wood shop for its opening day, and beginning to consider my first summer classes.

While my box making  class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking is full, there are still openings in my one day class on making Froebel's gifts number 3 and 4.

Our first general woodworking class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts needs more students and it would be a very good introduction to basic woodworking and a great chance to learn in our new woodworking studio.

Under the guidance of furniture craftsman Steve Palmer, students will have a choice of making a serving tray, cheese board, display tray, bread board, cutting board or similar project.  Students will be asked to pick a project, determine its size and shape, choose from a selection of woods to determine color scheme, glue up the board, cut it to size, and add details such as inlay, finger holes, edge contours, etc.

Steve's previous students at ESSA had a lot of good things to say about his classes, including the following:
  • Steve was great! I would like to take more classes from him.
  • Patient, knowledgeable, experienced - can readily see he enjoys what he does!
  • Steve has an engineer's brain which is perfect for teaching safety and being thorough about teaching proper wood working techniques.
  • Encouraging, accommodating, patient, willing to stay late - start early. Great - Great job.
Sign up today: http://essa-art.org/workshops/wood/basic-wood-working/

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