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Build a Small Shaker Table

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 9:00 AM until Saturday, March 30, 2024, 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Alan's shop
248 Haywood Glen
Victor, NY  14564
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
John Alescio
Alan VanDeMoere
Local Workshop
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This is a four-part hands-on workshop where participants will create their own small table. The Basic design is a cherry Shaker table. Participants may elect to modify this design to suit their furniture preferences. For example, some folks may elect to make a bed side table, coffee table, hall table, plant stand, etc. All tables will feature mortise and tenon joinery and various styling features. Only five participants will be accepted for the workshop due to space constraints.

Elements of the workshop will include:
- mortise and tenon joinery
- tapering legs
- hand planning surfaces
- using card scrapers
- glue up process
- design for usage
- material layout for efficiency
- machining materials
- edge treatments that suggest style
- hand cut as well as machined operations
- grain matching, material selections, grain orientation for functions

Participants can elect to bring their own wood materials or elect to use materials in Alan’s shop. Black cherry and walnut wood will be available at a modest cost. Depending on your table size and material, the cost is typically in the $40-$50 range. If you plan to bring your own wood, please consult Alan for additional details. Any participant who may be uncomfortable with stationary power tools or anyone wishing to get a refresher on power tools is encouraged to sign up for the RWS workshop on “Stationary Power Tools, Tips, Tricks, and Techniques” available December 2, 2023.

Participants must bring eye and hearing protection. Additionally, participants should bring their own snacks and lunch. Extra credit shall be awarded to anyone bringing goodies to share.

Note: This is a 4 part workshop. You are signing up for the following dates: 2/10/2024, 2/24/20224, 3/9/2024 and 3/30/2024. One registration fee of $120 includes all four dates.