Apprenticeship Series: The Foundations Course

This foundational course serves as an overview for those interested in the hand-tool-only furniture making process. Come into the shop of Joshua Klein, editor of Mortise & Tenon Magazine, to absorb the woodworking methods he’s learned from examining countless pre-industrial originals. The evidence of process left behind as tool marks gives a beauty and authenticity that no machine can mimic.

In this course, Joshua sets out to unravel the unjustified mystique about hand tool woodworking. After looking at the basic tool set and sharpening, Joshua walks through how he selects his lumber and processes it with hand tools. The heart of the course is the demonstration and explanation of the foundational furniture joinery. An introduction to using shellac and milk paint closes the lesson. Throughout the video, Joshua busts the myth that working wood by hand is simply naïve anachronism. To the contrary, he’s discovered it to be a surprisingly efficient and viable option for the 21st-century woodworker.

We invite you to cut the cord and join us on this journey.

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Course Includes

  • 12 Lessons