Build a Japanese Inspired Blanket Chest by Hand with Andrew Hunter
This chest is one of Andrew's favorite pieces to build. The classic six board chest is a great project for developing your hand tool skills. It's a small enough project not to overwhelm yet is chock full of enjoyable joinery and new skills to learn. This project by Andrew was featured on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine in November, 2013 ( issue # 236).
Andrew, who is best known for his use of traditional Japanese hand tools, will take students through every step of the build, including traditional hand cut through dovetails and tapered sliding dovetails. Andrew will share his methods of work, which include a combination of both Japanese and Western techniques. Don’t worry- You will get plenty of practice in this challenging project and of course the wide Pine boards will get a hand plane finish. There will be both Japanese and Western hand tools for students to use, but you are encouraged to bring your own, so Andrew can help you get them tuned up. Don't miss out on the chance to improve your hand tool skills during this fun week of building a great project!
In addition to the standard tool list, you should plan on bringing the following if you own them. The school has tools to share if you do not have everything on the list.
Dovetail saw (Rip dozuki or Ryoba), Panel saw (Azebiki), router plane, ¼” plow plane
Sign up today. Space is limited to eight students.
Tuition: $945.00 plus materials
Section 062623A: Monday – Saturday, June 26 – July 1, 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Call 860.647.0303 to sign up for any class on this website