All the Basics – W1517-20

Date: Sep 07 - 18, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Brian Reid

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45


This is a workshop for beginners with little or no experience who want a thorough introduction to basic workshop practices. Students start off in the machine room learning about timber and the safe use of power tools such as the table saw, jointer, planer and bandsaw. By the end of the day one, each student has enough wood for joinery exercises. On day two, participants learn to sharpen and tune hand tools concentrating on chisels and hand planes. The rest of the week is to be spent on joinery exercises, primarily dovetails and mortise and tenons. Finally, students build a small, solid wood, wall-hung cabinet with door.


Technical drawings, solid wood, plywood, joinery, hand tools, power tools, finishing techniques


Brian Reid has been making furniture for 30 years. He trained in England at Parnham College. In addition, Brian has been teaching basic woodworking for 20 years across the United States, as well as in New Zealand, Australia and Colombia. His own work consists primarily of cabinets and tables, often decorated with parquetry and pierced decorative panels.


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