Class Registration and General Class Information
Your payment (full or 50% deposit) is your registration for a class. If a deposit is made, the balance is due two weeks from the date that the class begins.
Payments can be made by way of the links below or those on the Classes page. Also, feel free to mail a personal check made out to Timothy Clark and mail to-
Cancellations must be received 2 Weeks prior to class time in order to recieve a full refund. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the class begin date will be subject to a charge of 25% of the total class cost or 50% of the deposit cost. This is because there is much prep time spent and materials purchased before a class takes place. A late cancellation makes it unlikely that the space will be filled.
These classes are designed for beginning or advanced woodworkers. All tools and materials will be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring their own tools and or safety equipment. See tool list for each class below for those who wish to bring their own tools.
safety equipment- each student should have their own safety glasses, I will have hearing protection and paper dust masks for your use but please feel free to bring your own.
Lunch will be on your own- You can head to town to pick something up or bring a lunch and we can eat together at the shop or outside if the weather is nice. Coffee will be provided in the morning.
Lodging for multi-day classes is the responsibility of each individual. A search for lodging in the Vergennes or Middlebury area should yield some possibilities. I suggest doing this early for Columbus Day Weekend.
Each student will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability in case of injury. This class does not require that you use any power tools but they are part of the project if you wish. I do require that all students ask questions and never approach/use a power tool or sharp hand tool without being sure of how to use it. I will go over the safe use of any tools that we use.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Tool List for - Make Your Own Shaker Bench: Cutting Dovetails by Hand
Dovetail Saw- I recommend a Dozuki Saw- This is one that I often use- Click for example
Chisels- 1/4". 3/8', 1/2" and 1" these are good sizes. I will have serviceable chisels for your use. If you buy chisels, make sure that they are sharp as we will not have time to sharpen everyones' chisels. We will discuss sharpening though and I will demonstrate.
There are a lot of chisels out there. I have a set of Marples Blue Chip chisels that I have used for years. They may be different now. Compare prices and read reviews. I do not recommend Japanese traditional chisels for dovetails as most are not meant to be driven with a mallet and will chip if you do.
Small square- This is an example that works well. You could use almost anything though. Click for example
Marking Guage- This is the style that works well. Click for example. I have not used this one but mine is similar.
Bevel Guage- These do not need to be of any quality. Here is a cheap one. Click for example.
Ruler or tape measure- This is not critical. I like a 6" metal ruler but even a plastic school ruler will work. This one is my favorite. Click for example.