Learn the proper use of hand tools (including saws, chisels and planes) to cut dovetail and mortise & tenon joints, followed by time to practice the techniques. And trust us, this takes practice! You’ll also learn how & when to use this type of joinery in furniture-building.
When the workshop ends, you’re welcome to buy a few Open Shop hours and practice under the guidance of the Hand Cut Joinery instructor, who also runs Open Shop.
Students must bring a set of bench chisels, a dovetail saw, marking gauge and a small square, and optionally bring a hand plane, marking knife, coping saw, and/or bevel gauge.
We highly recommend you first take our one-day Sharpening Hand Tools workshop.
The basics of cutting dovetail and mortise & tenon joints. This is a skill that requires practice, so much of your time will be spent honing your newfound techniques.
All The Details
Cost: $120 (including materials)
Meeting Times: 3 Sessions 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Please Bring: A set of bench chisels, a dovetail saw, marking gauge and a small square. Optional: a hand plane, marking knife, coping saw, and/or bevel gauge.
Instructor: Brian Mulcahy
Recommended Tools: None.