Instructor: Jay Wiggins
Summary: This three hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tool: the flat back chisel.
Description: Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the courses on mortise and tenon joinery and hand cut dovetails.
It is reccomended that you procure your own set of tools, we reccomend Highland Hardware:
It is also strongly reccomended that you pick up a copy of "Woodworking Basics" by Peter Korn, it makes an excellent reference to the material covered in the course.
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.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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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.