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FURNT-212

The class will expand on the techniques learned in Introduction to Furniture, particularly in the tuning and use of hand tools, marking gauges and knives, chisels, hand-planes, handsaws. Techniques covered will include miters, dovetails, laying up veneers, the vacuum press, frame and panel construction, the torsion box and carcass construction using both solid wood and man-made boards. Students will be expected to acquire a range of hand-tools, will design and construct hand-tools as part of the course and will design and fabricate a cabinet piece. This class will help students develop strong woodworking techniques and a deeper understanding of the history and technology of woodworking.

Cabinet will expand on the techniques learned in Introduction to Furniture. The class starts with an introduction, historical placement and discussion of the cabinet both as a furniture form and concept. Students will design and fabricate a cabinet with techniques that include miters, dovetails, laying up veneers, the use of the vacuum press, frame and panel construction, torsion box and carcass construction from both solid wood and man-made boards. There will be a strong emphasis on tuning, maintenance and use of a variety of hand tools such as chisels, knives, hand planes and saws. Each student will be expected to acquire a range of hand tools as well as the design and construction of a marking gauge that will join the furniture students growing tool collection. This class will help students develop strong woodworking techniques and a deeper understanding of the history and technology of woodworking.