This course is an introduction to hand and power tools through the construction of a piece of furniture (usually a table) making use of traditional and contemporary wood joinery techniques. Safe use of equipment, craftsmanship, design, and structural problem solving are key elements of the course, along with an appreciation of "low tech" tools such as hand planes and scrapers. During construction of their table, students learn to accurately mark out project pieces and set up machines for cutting; dress rough lumber in preparation for finish cutting; construct edge or butt joining, biscuit joint, dado, rabbet, mortise and tenon; and one of the various methods of applying a finish to the final piece of furniture.





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We are a private, all-boy boarding high school in Connecticut committed to shaping high schooled-aged boys into men of character and promise who can rise to the challenges of the modern world.

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