Educating America's Craftspeople
  • Build an Arts & Crafts Style Step Stool $495

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    • Instructor: Ernie Conover
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Max Enrollment: 3
    • Price: $495 (includes all instruction time, materials) Lunch provided by student. A nonrefundable $$75 deposit is required to secure a spot in this class with the balance due two weeks prior to the course beginning.
    • Date Offered: September 16 to 17 (Sat-Sun) 8:30am-4:30pm

    This new course is aimed at those aspiring to use hand tools effectively. Over a weekend you will attach the legs to an arts and crafts style step stool with hand-cut dovetail and add a stretcher that is through mortised into the legs. The protruding through tenon will be cross mortised for a “tusk” tenon which is more stylistic than fictional.  

    In this intensive weekend you will learn to:

    ·      Use a hand plane to smooth wood.

    ·      Layout and hand-cut through dovetails.

    ·      Layout and hand-cut mortise and tenon joints.

    ·      Sharpen and use your chisels and handplane properly

    ·      Apply an arts and crafts style finish

    o   Fume the wood with ammonia

    o   Apply a padded shellac finish

    Please join Ernie Conover for this intensive weekend class.