Dovetailing and drawer fitting

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Five days.

This challenging course is for those who really want to understand how perfect drawers are made and fitted; the sort of drawers that close with a sigh and fit so perfectly that one drawer comes out when you push the other in!

drawer fitting project

CourseAdvanced - Drawer Fitting and Dovetailing
Duration5 days 9am-5pm
Max No Of Students4
Cost£582* plus £45 for materials.
*includes 5% voluntary contribution to support young carpentry students in Uganda which can lift them out of poverty.

Please indicate in the additional information on the booking form if you do NOT wish to contribute. Learn more here

If a date below shows fully booked you can
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(very occasionally a place becomes free)

Course Description This course is an opportunity for you to get to grips with cutting accurate dovetails and creating perfectly fitting drawers – so perfectly fitting that one drawer comes out when you push the other in!
You will make a small box, with two drawers suitable for storing writing materials or  similar.  You will joint the carcase, learning the importance of an accurate drawer opening, then make the drawers using through and lap dovetails.  Cedar of Lebanon drawer bottoms will be fitted using drawer slips.  Finally you will fit the drawers, creating a piston fit.
This will not be a kit assembly exercise. You will prepare the parts to dimension and cut all the joints.  The emphasis will be on care, method and accuracy.

If you are less experienced and want to learn the basics of dovetailing then my Dovetailing Weekend Course will be perfect for you.

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dovetail joints on draws Skills Acquired

  • Simple carcase construction for fine-fitting drawers.
  • Hand-cutting through dovetails.
  • Hand-cutting lap dovetails.
  • Construction of false lap dovetails using 3mm saw cut veneer.
  • Fitting solid wood drawer bottoms using drawer slips.
  • Fitting vertical grain drawer stops.
  • Precise drawer fitting to achieve a fine fit.

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CourseAdvanced - Drawer Fitting and Dovetailing
Duration5 days 9am-5pm
Max No Of Students4
Cost£582* plus £45 for materials.
*includes 5% voluntary contribution to support young carpentry students in Uganda which can lift them out of poverty.

Please indicate in the additional information on the booking form if you do NOT wish to contribute. Learn more here

If a date below shows fully booked you can
click here to join the waiting list
(very occasionally a place becomes free)

Dates
2017
1-5th May
2-6th October

Don’t forget, If you are less experienced and want to learn the basics of dovetailing then my Dovetailing Weekend Course will be perfect for you.

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