June is a great month to take your work to a new level. Learn a fast and reliable method to sharpen hand tools, use those skills to learn to hand cut dovetails, and then put that skill to work learning to make a fine drawer. With this collection of important skills, that hand made, full size chest of drawers is just around the corner.
Attend a furniture making course at PFW. What could be better than picking up some new skills. A sampling is below, but please check our calendar.
Basic Sharpening- One day at PFW and you will be a pro, no longer avoiding this essential task. Go from a nail-nicked tip to a shaving quality edge in just a couple of minutes. Saturday, June 8.
Planecraft - Now with a sharp plane iron, learn how to smooth and adjust wood by the thousandth of an inch. We cover the block plane, the bench plane, and the shoulder plane, the three workhorses of any hand tool shop. Sunday, June 9.
Grinder Rig - Having learned to sharpen by using a PFW grinder rig to quickly establish a perfect primary bevel, bring your own grinder to class and go home with a custom made rig built around your own tool. Saturday, June 15.
Hand Cut Dovetails - Now with those sharp chisels learn how to reliably cut gap free joints, both through and half blind. Don't let this classic joint stand in your way; instead, master it. Weekend of June 22.
Total Beginner Express - SoHo Mirror - Come and explore whether furniture making and woodworking are for you in this total beginner's course. In two evenings build a handsome mirror. Wed. and Thurs. evenings,
Make a Fine Drawer -With sharp tools and a comfort level with your dovetailing skills, learn to make a drawer that will fool people into looking for the ball bearing slides. Weekend of June 29
Practical Spray Finishing - Now that you have built some furniture, bring it to the shop and spray a professional finish on it. Weekend of July 6
We hope to see you soon at PFW.
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop
A Woodworking School for PA, NJ, NY, DE & MD
Woodworking Classes and Furniture Making Courses for those in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland
5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144