Cabinetmaking Fundamentals

August 1, 2020 – August 2, 2020 all-day
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
Bankside Farm
Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill
East Sussex RH15 0SJ
John Lloyd Fine Furniture
01444 480388
Cabinetmaking Fundamentals @ John Lloyd Fine Furniture

1 – 2 August 2020

Skill Level : Beginner

Cost : £250

Duration : 2 Days

Other : All materials and tools will be provided

This course is aimed at the complete beginner or the woodworker who has some experience but wishes to get back to the basics of cabinet-making in order to produce woodwork of a high standard.

If you have never used a well tuned and set up plane, or a razor sharp chisel, this course will be a revelation, and when you understand the basics of cabinet-making you will realise that ‘engineering in wood’ to minute tolerances is not only achievable, it is also joyful!

The main purpose of this course is to develop essential hand skills and give a good understanding of the main cabinet-making principles.


What You Will  Learn

The fundamentals of cabinet-making will be covered, including the following:

PREPARING A PLANE – setting up for gossamer-thin shavings

PLANING STRATEGIES – producing super flat wood with a mirror surface

MARKING OUT – using gauges, squares and knives to accurately mark out components

SHOOTING BOARD – Using this simple jig to square narrow edges and ends

CHISELLING – techniques for safe, accurate chopping and paring

SAWING – Japanese and Western saws need different techniques to get the best out of them and Sawing is the key skill for cutting accurate joints

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