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June 2017

Benchwork Week w/ Roy Underhill & Bill Anderson

June 30 - July 4
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Your five-day workshop of traditional hand tool joinery and cabinetry is a concentrated introduction to classic bench work. Roy Underhill, former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg, conducts the full course along with author, teacher and artisan par exellence Bill Anderson. You’ll have proper vintage tools to work with, including both wooden and metal planes as we begin with rough-sawn seasoned timber and conclude with the ready to finish cabinetry. The historical processes that you’ll learn in these five days at the Woodwright’s…

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July 2017

Edge Tool Sharpening w/ Bill Anderson

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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This single day will change your woodworking life! You'll learn proven sharpening techniques as well as exploring the micro-world of the cutting edge. This is a great day of hands on experience with a range of sharpening media (waterstones, oil stones, sandpaper, etc) and techniques to sharpen planes blades, chisels, spokeshaves, curved bladed tools and other handtools.  Bring your own tools or special problem tool to be sharpened. It's all about the edge!

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Hand Plane Skills w/ Bill Anderson

July 30
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Crank up your bench planes skills! We'll cover the restoration, sharpening, and tune up of hand planes. You'll get hands-on experience with both wooden and metal-bodied scrub, block, smooth, jack, try, fore and jointer planes. You'll see how to use the series of bench planes to surface and dimension stock and prepare stock for glue-ups. We'll also look at how to plane different forms of face frames, plane figured and difficult grain, as well as end grain on squared and mitered…

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September 2017

Making Table (Rule) Joint Planes w/ Bill Anderson

September 22 - September 25
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Four Days Not for the faint hearted! First you make the tools, then you make the furniture! You start by making a matched pair of fenced rule joint planes that you can use to make dropleaf tables. This is an intense workshop! We will be making 2 planes in 3 days and tuning them on the 4th. Students will have the opportunity to make a pair from one of two styles. Will also look at the process of making rule joints,…

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Make the Howarth Bowsaw w/ Bill Anderson

September 30 - October 1
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Two days. This is the famous Howarth 15” turning bowsaw that Bill wrote about in Popular Woodworking, Nov 11, 2011. We'll provide the hardware and the handles as you lay out the frame and stretcher, cut mortises, shape the parts using a drawknife, spokeshave, rasp, and bowsaw (!). This is a wonderful woodworking tool as well as an object of timeless beauty. This is a two-day class, as the tapered-pin requires careful fitting. The tapered pin works like a violin…

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October 2017

Making Bench Planes w/ Bill Anderson

October 13 - October 15
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Three Days Make your own darn bench plane! - A new coffin smoother, open tote jack plane, or closed tote jointer will be yours after three hard-working days. Made of quartersawn American beech, these planes use traditional tapered irons - typical of the eighteenth century. Although each of these planes serves a different function in the handtool shop, the techniques for making them are very similar. Materials approximately $85 including new "old stock" English laminated iron.

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November 2017

Benchwork Week w/ Roy Underhill & Bill Anderson

November 10 - November 14
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Your five-day workshop of traditional hand tool joinery and cabinetry is a concentrated introduction to classic bench work. Roy Underhill, former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg, conducts the full course along with author, teacher and artisan par exellence Bill Anderson. You’ll have proper vintage tools to work with, including both wooden and metal planes as we begin with rough-sawn seasoned timber and conclude with the ready to finish cabinetry. The historical processes that you’ll learn in these five days at the Woodwright’s…

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Hand Saw Sharpening

November 19
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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You will learn to sharpen a rip panel saw (5-7 tpi) and a crosscut panel saw (7-10 tpi).  We'll study saw anatomy, restoring antique saws, and discuss merits of various sawsets, saw vises and saw tooth geometry.  Finally, we'll work on rip and crosscut sawing techniques both with panel saws and with backsaws. Bring your own saws or pick up a pair at the Ed Lebetkin's Tool Store upstairs. Students will need to bring their own saw files (advice will…

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December 2017

Dovetailed Memento Box w/ Bill Anderson

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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This workshop is geared for the complete beginning dovetailer – a great opportunity to help out Santa and his elves with a handmade present for someone special! You will learn two types of dovetails to complete this project, which is 6” by 8” and 3” deep with a beveled. sliding top. We will use a variety of hardwoods including cherry, maple, mahogany, black walnut, Peruvian walnut, lacewood or whatever else is available. Late in the day we'll line the inside…

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Dovetailed Memento Box w/ Bill Anderson

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Woodwright’s School, 89 A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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This workshop is geared for the complete beginning dovetailer – a great opportunity to help out Santa and his elves with a handmade present for someone special! You will learn two types of dovetails to complete this project, which is 6” by 8” and 3” deep with a beveled. sliding top. We will use a variety of hardwoods including cherry, maple, mahogany, black walnut, Peruvian walnut, lacewood or whatever else is available. Late in the day we'll line the inside…

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