2017 Habitat Cabinet Build Class Completes Construction

Habitat Home for the Holidays Cabinet Construction Complete!

The final workshop session for the Habitat Cabinet Build Class is now history. Students learned the tips and techniques for using Jigs and Templates to install drawer slides, pull out shelves, doors and external hardware pulls.

Once again our friends and partners at HGH Hardware Supply came through with a generous donation of premium hardware products which made the installation so much better to achieve. It was a long but satisfying day to see the efforts of the past several months come to together with such great looking cabinets!

The final session for the students and instructors will be the in-home installation of the cabinets in early December. Many thanks to the AWG Students and Volunteer Instructors for your time, dedication and skills to bring this year’s project home!

Be sure to check out the ABC 33/40 coverage of the Home for the Holidays news segments later in November and early December!

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.