2019 Woodworking Classes

IMG_0140 copyOn October 8, we’ll be releasing the list of January through June 2019 woodworking classes at Lost Art Press, for which registration will be live at 10 a.m. EDT on October 12. But I’m waiting on a few class descriptions from visiting instructors, so it’s possible there will be a few more first half of 2019 classes announced a bit later this year. I don’t want mine to be among those stragglers, so I’m finishing up my descriptions today.

I do this coming off a hard-working weekend of Dutch tool chest building…in which we got soveryclosetodone, but to get there, we had to work late on Saturday, and on Sunday, Christopher Schwarz and I sped things along by using the machinery for some of the operations. That way,  everyone could leave with an almost-finished chest (they’ll be attaching the lifts and lids at home). And the same thing happened earlier this year. Two days is just not enough time.

So for 2019, I’m changing the Dutch tool chest class to a three-day event ($450 plus materials). That will provide ample time for all the intended operations to be performed by hand, I won’t have to get out the whip, and we’ll get the lids attached. And because I am a glutton for lots of wood prep, I’ll be teaching it three* times: February 22-24; June 14-16; November 15-17.

I’ll also be teaching: Shaker Hanging Cabinet, Boarded Bookcase, 6-board Chest, and two week-long classes in a full-size English tool chest – a.k.a. “the Anarchist’s Tool Chest.”

Check the Lost Art Press blog (and here) on October 8 for details on my classes, plus classes from Brendan Gaffney, Christopher Schwarz and a handful of visiting woodworking luminaries.

* I’ll also be teaching a week-long class in the Dutch tool chest June 24-28 at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking; that fancier version will have a lid with breadboard ends, plus we’ll have time to properly outfit and customize the interiors (the description will soon be up on the school’s site).

About fitz

Woodworker, writer, editor, teacher, ailurophile, Shakespearean. Will write for air-dried walnut.
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8 Responses to 2019 Woodworking Classes

  1. johncashman73 says:

    You’re going to wear out your coping saw . . .

  2. basignorelli says:

    Re: You statement regarding Real Milk Paint
    https://www.ptwoodschool.org/dutch-tool-chest

    I believe you are mistaken about how to mix Real Milk Paint paint. The gallon of base base is used with pigment powder, the powdered paint already contains binding agents and just needs water. The paint directions are copied below.

    I’ve only used a sample or two from them and have no affiliation with the company.

    Directions from their site:

    Each Quart contains a bag with 2-1/2 cups of powdered milk paint and a mixing marble. Take lid off can. Remove plastic bag with the powder. We recommend that you only mix a portion of the powder at one time in the can.

    The powdered paint is mixed 1 part powder to 1 part water. So grab a scoop, around a cup will do. Scoop a cup of powder into the Quart can then a cup of water. Snap on the lid, shake for a few minutes, letting the mixing marble do the mixing. Pop the lids and your ready to paint, it’s that EASY!

    From: https://www.realmilkpaint.com/shop/colors/20-terra-cotta/

  3. Ralph McCoy says:

    Fitz, If I may call you by your moniker, nothing to do with woodworking but I have been trying to get on the Glen Huey web site. To no avail, sent an email no luck. Does anyone have info ?? Sorry to be bothering you with this thanks Ralph

  4. Richard Clark says:

    What’s the long pole in the tent? Anything a student can do ahead of time to better prepare for that step?

    • fitz says:

      Not really – it’s a domino effect kind of thing…and two days just isn’t enough time for the tiles to tip those final two dominos: the lid and and hardware.

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