Instructor: Jay Wiggins
Summary: This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery.
Description: Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects that require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Students will get hands on experience with cutting dovetails as while learning about the various types and functions of this incredibly versatile woodworking technique.
Materials are provided, however it is strongly suggested that the student invest in a striking knife, a marking tool and a dovetail saw. The instructor has selected the following tools as affordable and quality options:
The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels course. Students who can demonstrate competence and confidence in these techniques are welcome to jump right in to this advanced course.
There will be a half hour break for lunch.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
About the Instructor:
Jay Wiggins has been designing and building furniture for 25 years here in Atlanta. After a two and one half year apprenticeship under furniture craftsman Jack Harich, Jay set up shop and continued study under several notable national furniture makers including Tage Frid, Stephen Proctor and Asheville N.C. Master chair maker Brian Boggs. Jay has exhibited nationally and has work in a number of collections both private and public. In 2001, Jay's work was selected as part of a survey of Amerian craft at the turn of the millenium sponserd by the American Craft Mueum in NYC. He began teaching woodworking and furniture design 10 years ago and has had several apprentices who have gone on to become accomplished makers in their own right.
What sort of safety equipment is required?
Ear and Eye protection are required.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions or concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, please notify us before ticket sales end about any transfer of puchase.
What is the refund policy?
We will refund any ticket requested for any reason up to a week before the course runs, after that point we can only give credit to a future course. If the class cannot run as scheduled, for whatever reason, purchaser will have the option of a full refund or credit towards the makeup course.
Courses must sell a minimum of three tickets to run. If a course cannot sell three tickets, the students who have signed up will have the option to (a) reschedule or (b) recieve a full refund. This notification will be issued when ticket sales end, approximately 48 hours before the course.