Participants get hands-on experience in cutting a full range of essential woodworking joints with power tools and hand tools. The variety of joints Pete covers include mortise-and-tenons, bridal joints, biscuit joints, inserted tenons, box joints, dovetails, sliding dovetails, miter joints, tongue-and-grooves, and splines, among others. Students work with routers, table saws, chisels, hand saws, Dominos, biscuit joiners, and slot mortisers.
Pete’s instruction emphasizes precision and safety. Students leave with confidence in their ability to wed two sticks together so they stay married. This course is a good follow up to Basic Woodworking.
Pete Schlebecker designs and builds furniture on commission in Kensington, MD. He has been a studio furniture maker since 1984, earned an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004, and was on our staff full-time from 2004-2011. His most recent article to appear in Fine Woodworking was “Mitered Edging Made Easy,” in the October, 2010 issue. He has also been featured in videos on their website. More recent exhibitions include the Southern Vermont Arts Center and the 2010 Furniture Society conference at MIT. His website is schlebeckerstudios.com
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