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Wood Summer Session 7

Wood Summer Session 7
August 22-28, 2021
Robell Awake
Demystifying Dovetails

The dovetail joint has come to symbolize the harmonious merger of form and function that undergirds many furniture-making traditions. This workshop will explore the methods and tools used in creating hand-cut dovetails We’ll concentrate on how to sharpen and employ the requisite hand tools: chisel, plane, dovetail saw, and coping saw. Students will be tasked with crafting a small dovetail box to be completed by the end of the week. All levels.

Woodworker and builder for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity; teaches and makes furniture out of MASS Collective, a maker’s cooperative; commercial clients: HKS Architects (Atlanta), Biscuit Studios (Atlanta), The Spindle (Atlanta), Spiller Park Coffee (Atlanta).

dovetailed wooden box
Robell Awake, "Mik’s Pen Box," walnut, 1-7/8 x 4 x 8-3/8 inches