August 31 - September 4
Participants get hands-on experience at cutting a full range of essential woodworking joints with power tools and hand tools. Owain provides guidance in choosing the right joint for the job, while teaching precise and safe construction methods for joinery typically found in casework. These include mortise and tenons, mitered joints, housed joints, finger joints, dovetails, and sliding dovetails.
Students work with routers, biscuit jointers, Dominos, band saws, table saws, slot mortisers, and hollow chisel mortisers, as well as with hand saws and chisels. They leave with confidence in their ability to wed two sticks together so they stay married. This is an excellent class for students who want to build on the skills they learned in Basic Woodworking.
Owain Harris is a self-employed woodworker in Gonic, NH, where he builds custom furniture and cabinetry. He entered the trade as a carpenter in 1997 and hung out his shingle as a furniture maker in 2008. He is a juried member of both the League of NH Craftsmen and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. His work has been featured in publications such as Fine Woodworking and NH Home, and has received multiple awards, most recently in the Furniture category of the Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge.
Open to all.