I, my tools and a lot of prepped cherry will be traveling to Highland Woodworking in Atlanta on March 2-3 for a class in hand-cut dovetails – join me!
Here’s the description from the Highland website:
Make a Classic Shaker Tray with Megan Fitzpatrick
Develop your hand tool woodworking skills building this traditional Shaker Silverware Tray. Megan Fitzpatrick will guide you in the intricacies of crafting dovetails including their layout with dividers, strategies for transferring tails to the pin board, saw and chisel control for cutting and paring to a line, and final joint fit & glue-up. You’ll learn a few tricks along the way for fixing less than sublime dovetails and discover how perfectly imperfect dovetails are still able to stand the test of time. You’ll hand cut the tray ends and hand shape the curves fair. In securing the bottom board, you’ll discover the proper use of traditional tapered, square-shank cut nails. Come let this weekend project with Megan help you refine your hand tool skills to the next level.
Megan Fitzpatrick is the publisher at Rude Mechanicals Press, and is a freelance woodworking editor and writer for Lost Art Press, Mortise & Tenon magazine and more; she is a former editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine. She teaches classes in hand-tool woodworking at schools and workshops throughout the United States, and builds custom furniture.