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Intermediate – Level I

with Jonathan Cohen

Next session: March 16th, 2021

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Level I - Small Table w/ Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery

 

Skill level: All Levels (Pre-req: Beginnings I, or permission of the instructor)  

Project:  handmade jewelry/valuables box

Tools required for class: ear and eye protection, tape measure, set (6) of good chisels. Low angle block plane, smoothing plane ( Most of the following tools are available at Ebanista).  6” adj square, layout tools, low-, Japanese saw. Call w questions.

Also recommended: Design Studio; Sharpening Workshop; Veneering Workshop, Planemaking Workshop, Keep Your Workshop Working,etc.

Students who start in on the Intermediate level should have a high comfort level on all principal woodworking machines; confidence with hand power tools such a routers, jigsaws and biscuit joiners; continued growth with hand planes and tool sharpening.The Intermediate class series are all ten weeks long, with over 60 hours of instruction and bench time.

This class marks student's first opportunity to go from simple box forms into furniture. We believe that the techniques learned in this series of classes will form the foundation for all furniture projects all the way to each persons finest pieces for many years to come. The project we will be working on is a pair of bedside, or couchside tables. The principal joint which we will employ in the construction of these tables is the mortise-and-tenon, which we will learn not only in its simplest hand cut form, but also with a variety of more contemporary options such as the horizontal mortiser and the hand held Domino. The table design includes a gently curving leg and spokeshaves, compass planes and other hand tools will be explored. Bends, arcs, curves can bring a whole new level of sophistication to a woodworker's repertoire.

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Intermediate – Level III

with Jonathan Cohen

Next session: December 31st, 2021

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Level III - Smal Cabinet w/ Dovetailed Drawer

Prerequisite: Succesful completion of Intermediate levels I & II at Ebanista, or permission of instructor

Either section is open to both IM I,  IM 2, and now, IM 3 level students. Students will benefit from each other’s experience and the breadth of topics being taught while focusing on their own level-appropriate project. Each level builds on the skills developed in previous levels and projects are designed to provide opportunities for new skill acquisition as well as practice and mastery of the previous.

Class project is a wall mounted solid wood cabinet w a single hand-dovetailed drawer. Emphasis in this class is on using all the skilled layout techniques of previous classes, plus sharpening/hand planing skills to build this simple looking but surprisingly sophisticated piece with no sandpaper involved. 

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Intermediate – Level II

with Jonathan Cohen

Next session: January 31st, 2022

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Level II - Console table including Bent Lamination

Prerequisite: Succesful completion of Beginnings II level class at Ebanista, and Intermediate level I, or permission of instructor

Either section is open to both IM I,  IM II, and now, IM III level students.

Students will benefit from each other’s experience and the breadth of topics being taught while focusing on their own level-appropriate project. Each level builds on the skills developed in previous levels and projects are designed to provide opportunities for new skill acquisition as well as practice and mastery of the previous.

In IM II the project is a console table, also referred to as a hall table or sofa table. This size table makes it most useful in a wide array of sites in a house, and is the perfect vehicle to further refine mortise-and-tenon work and to add to it a dynamic and sensuous curved element. We will go over design and building of the mold used in bending, and proper lamination techniques. 

Either section is open to both IM I,  IM II, and now, IM III level students