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April 10 - June 19, 2024

Woodworking With Hand Tools 2 - Intermediate - NEW!

Slauson Middle School • 1019 W. WASHINGTON ANN ARBORMI  48103 Organized by Ann Arbor Public School System
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Adult. Prerequisite: Woodworking with Hand Tools Beginning or instructor approval. This class is designed to build on the skills and techniques used in the hand tools beginner class. With the guidance of our experienced instructor, you will be taken step by step through the process of creating a wooden box and lid made from beautiful North American hardwoods. The project was chosen to teach you the skills and traditional joinery of cutting and properly fitting dovetail joints and hinges using only hand tools.

This 10 week course has intentionally small class sizes to ensure that proper attention will be given to each student. Through demonstrations and practice, this class will give you the necessary skills and experience to allow you to design future pieces, such as a jewelry box. Your imagination will be the limit with the knowledge of planes, chisels, saws, and scrapers that you will take away from this class.

The spring session project will be a keepsake box with hinges using dovetail construction made from Black Cherry wood with a Walnut lid. The finished size is 13 x 8 x 5 3/8. We’re excited to share the joy of creating usable wooden heirlooms and foster a love of working with your hands and simple tools in a functional way.

ALL REQUIRED TOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED! However, if you would like to use your own tools, here is a suggested list:

-6” 4R ruler (Imperial/inches) such as the Shinwa brand

-3 good quality chisels in 1/4, 3/8 and 3/4 sizes. A suggested brand is the Narex Richter brand

-A woodworking marking knife. A suggested brand is the Lee Valley plastic handle model

-A 4” saddle square. A suggested brand the the Lee Valley

-A low angle block plane

-A joinery back saw such as a dovetail saw.

ALL participants are required to pay a materials fee of $60 due to the instructor by check or cash on the first day of class. Last day to register will be Monday, March 25th. Instructor: Aaron Landy.
10 classes. No class 5/29.

Rec & Ed classes follow AAPS COVID & Health Guidance.
Residents in the AAPS district boundaries ages 65+ may be eligible for a 25% discount off one class per term. Registration must be completed over the phone (734) 994-2300 ext. 0, Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm. Please click on the following link for more information: Senior Adult Discount Policy




SLAUSON ROOM 142 at Slauson Middle School


Kenneth Ray


April 10 - June 19, 2024

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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