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Chris Schwarz Layout Tools Class Registration

Registration for the ACWA Chris Schwarz layout Tools Class.  You must be a current ACWA member to attend.  Membership can be completed here.


There is an option to pay for the class in full or place a 50% Deposit to hold you place in the class.  If you choose to place a deposit, the remaining balance due must be paid 30 days prior to the class.  Please note that deposits and registration fees/tuition are non-refundable.  Please note that registration fees/tuition are non-refundable.  In addition to tuition there will be a materials fee for this class.  The cost of the materials fee has not yet been determined, and will be payable at the start of the class.

You may signup and pay for the class below.


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Apr 25,2014 - Apr 26,2014    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make Your Own Precision Layout Tools Class
There are three wooden layout tools at the heart of every shop that incorporates handwork – the straightedge, winding sticks and the wooden try square. These seemingly simple tools are accurate, highly refined, lightweight and easy to keep true.
In this class, you’ll learn to build these three tools. And the process of building them will also teach you a lot about using your hand tools to do extremely fine work. You’ll learn to true edges so they are straight within .001” with a handplane. You’ll learn hand mortising and fairing curves with chisels and rasps. Even a little inlay with a router plane. And in the end you’ll have three tools that will last for several lifetimes.
All three tools are based closely on historical examples. The straightedge is from the pages of “Audel’s Carpenters Guide,” the winding sticks are copies of mahogany originals from the 19th century, and the magnificent try square is an exact copy of the one shown in A.J. Roubo’s “L’Art du Menuisier.”
This class is ideal for anyone entering the world of handwork, whether you have been involved in the craft for a week or most of your life.


Don's Shop - Address will be supplied prior to the class.

Anchorage, Alaska

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