Wood Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Right Angles, Wrong Angles
In this workshop we’ll look at various aspects of stepping away from 90 degrees—from slopes, bevels, and facets to compound-angled joinery. We’ll see how this can expand the range of possibilities in making cabinets and boxes, and we’ll have our brains tickled by spatial and geometric problem-solving. Along with daily demonstrations, we’ll look at historic and contemporary pieces and discuss their construction. Expect to practice with two or three sample joints and then make a box or small cabinet that incorporates non-right angles. You’ll also gain insight into 90 degrees—how sometimes it has unique properties and sometimes it’s just a number. Intermediate level: basic woodshop skills required.
Professor and program director at The Krenov School at Mendocino College (CA); collections: National Museum of Ireland; co-author of the forthcoming book Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking.