H4H Trestle Table Class – Session 2

H4H Class 2 Summary

On Thursday September 22nd, the class made good progress toward getting the leg assemblies done for the table base. During the first class we got all of the material cut to rough dimensions and stickered, then left to acclimate to the shop's atmosphere on the top of the project rack for two weeks until the next class. In this class we finished milled the material for the leg assemblies S6S (square 6 sides). We cut the mortises into the bases and the undercarriages using the hollow chisel mortiser. And we cut the tenons on the columns to fit into the mortises in the bases and the undercarriages using a tenon jig on the table saw. Next class we will finish the details on the leg assemblies and start working on the top.















































 

2016 Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Class Off and Running

This year’s Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Class kicked off Saturday the 27th at the Woodworkers Education Center in Maylene.  The first session included a basic orientation and review of the proposed plans then off to the shop floor to begin work on the Red Oak, Cabinet Face Frames.  Lead by Bob Moore and Randall Robertson, the class divided up into two teams and learned how to cut the dado joint on the face frame to fit the cabinet carcass.  The rails and stiles are joined with pocket hole screws then sanded smooth in preparation of the next session: Carcass construction scheduled for Saturday, September 10th.

There is still time to catch up with the remainder of the class if you are interested in learning cabinet making.

Dining Table Class for H4H Holiday House

This year we are adding another class for the H4H Holiday House. The 40″ x 72″ trestle is a Paul Sellers design.  The Thursday evening Hand Tool Class is making this same table and six chairs using tools. The table was on display at the August meeting. The maximum class size is six. there are four already signed up for the class leaving two openings. The table will be made of red oak and we will learn selection and stock preparation using the joiner and the thickness planer and Trestle-Dining-Tabletable saw. There will be a large table top glue up, we will make mortices using the hollow chisel morticing machine and we will cut tenons on the table saw. There is also dovetails cut in the table apron.

The class will be on Thursdays from 9:00am until 3:30 pm. The schedule is 9/8/16, 9/22/16, 10/6/16, 10/20/16, and 11/3/16 if necessary.

The class fee is $85 and you must be a member to attend.