Workshops at The Joiners Bench

Workshops typically focus on a technique or skill (such as dovetailing or hand plane tuning and use) or on a specific project (such as a tool box, wall cabinet, or other piece of furniture). Classes usually include four to five people and so the instruction is personal and hands on. Each student works at their own cabinetmakers workbench. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools, but The Joiners Bench also provides tools to students when needed.

Breakfast snacks, beverages and lunches are provided each day. The small numbers make the class satisfying and personal, but also require the commitment of students. All deposits are non-refundable.

The following workshops are offered in 2016:

 

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Enfield Shaker Cabinet

Enfield Shaker Cabinet

The Shaker Enfield Cabinet involves a range of hand tool joinery.  The case is built using dados and rabbets for joinery. The cabinet back is made from tongue and groove bead board planks, and the face frame and door employ mortise and tenon joinery. The cabinet’s cornice is shaped using traditional molding planes. The finish size is approximately 51 ¼ ” H x 22 ½”  W x 14 ¼”. This beautiful piece of furniture is a pleasure to make and looks great in a home.

Students can register for one of the following workshops:

March 10-12, 2016
8-6 pm weekdays, 9-5 pm weekends
Cost $325, plus materials.
Non-refundable deposit of $125 required to hold a spot.

April 21-23, 2016
8-6 pm weekdays, 9-5 pm weekends
Cost $325, plus materials.
Non-refundable deposit of $125 required to hold a spot.

May 5-7, 2016
8-6 pm weekdays, 9-5 pm weekends
Cost $325, plus materials.
Non-refundable deposit of $125 required to hold a spot.

Email The Joiners Bench to register. Checks can be mailed to The Joiners Bench at 243 Clark Street, Murray, Utah, 84107.

 

Dovetailing

Dovetail joints are strong and beautiful. In this one-day workshop, students engage in sawing practices and then learn to cut blind and through dovetails.

March 26, 2016
9-5 pm
Cost $125
Non-refundable deposit of $65 required to hold a spot.

Email The Joiners Bench to register. Checks can be mailed to The Joiners Bench at 243 Clark Street, Murray, Utah, 84107.

 

Private instruction with Chris Gochnour

Chris provides one-on-one instruction for an hourly fee. Students work on their own project with Chris’ assistance and instruction. These sessions are by appointment only. If interested call Chris at 801-255-5859 to determine schedules and discuss pricing.