Let’s rake some hay

Psst.

Hey, man. Wanna have some fun?

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What kind of fun?

Hayraking.

[Radio silence.]

Building a hayrake table. Killer joinery (exposed tenons with trapped, scribed shoulders; bridle joints; cool geometry), carving lambs’ tongues, decorative gouging and inlaid butterfly keys—all at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

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Laying out a lamb’s tongue

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Cutting one exposed tenon with shoulders scribed to a curved stretcher is fun. Cutting a pair when the shoulders are trapped between stretchers at a fixed length is a challenge.

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Preparing to trim a stretcher tenon

At the end of six days you’ll go home with a table–or, depending on your proficiency and other variables, you’ll at least go home with parts of the table ready for you to finish working on them, and you will be familiar with the techniques required to complete the build.

The class will run from July 8-13 (six days) and students are encouraged to build their table to their own dimensions. You can bring your own lumber or buy it before the start of class at Edensaw Woods.

Join me?

Original source: https://blog.lostartpress.com/2019/03/24/lets-rake-some-hay/

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