An introductory class in the use of Japanese hand tools and joinery techniques. Students will work on the traditional sawhorses used to create two Japanese workbenches, one that will be used in the MAxT Makerspace shop, and a second that will be raffled off to a class participant. Students will learn use of Japanese saws, chisels and planes, supplied by the instructor, and how to use these hand tools to create mortise and tenon joints.
The workshop will take two sessions of 4 hours each (10am-3pm with an hour lunch break).
About the instructor: Paul Tuller has been working with Japanese hand woodworking tools for over 35 years to build traditional Japanese interior spaces and custom furniture. He is the co-founder of The Guild of NH Woodworkers and a past juried member of The League of NH Craftsmen.