Saturday, March 14, 2015

 Woodworking Class 2

Today was the 2nd woodworking class we had signed up for at Shaker Roads. We had a fabulous day. This class was much more involved than the step stool class. Today we were taught how to take a rough board of cherry and flatten it and trim it into a beautiful board of furniture grade wood. We were taught how to correctly use a jointer to flatten one side of a board with some twist in it, then true it up through a thickness planer, true up edges on the jointer for the top, cut tapers on a table saw, cut tenons on the table saw and band saw, glue up the table top ... all hands on from board to table and we got to use all the toys.

I have always been a huge fan of shaker furniture but I never imagined I would one day make my own shaker table ... and they turned out beautifully if I do say so myself. As much as iron has become my main passion over the years, I think wood will always have a special place in my heart. A huge thank you to Maurice at Shaker Roads for a great learning experience and some beautiful furniture that my wife and I will be proud of for the rest of our lives.