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      April 29, 2019

      Monday   6:00 PM

      2811 Jackson Street
      Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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      Build Your Own Classic Toolbox

      During this two day class, you will learn or reinforce effective techniques for using familiar hand tools such as a handsaw, wood chisel, and hand plane - as well as the characteristics of a variety of woods – as you build a simple, classic toolbox.  Virtually all woodworkers today rely on power tools to tackle woodworking projects, but even the most 'plugged in' woodworker can benefit from understanding how and when traditional methods using hand tools can make a task more efficient and more importantly, produce beautiful custom details that no machine can match.   As you learn and practice, your understanding of hand tools, wood grain, and even your use of power tools will improve! Crosscut and Rip Saws.  You will learn the difference and why there are two different types of saws.  You will also learn the correct angles and  motions of cutting that will keep your saw from  binding and making crooked cuts. Wood chisels. Chisels are all too often dull, used incorrectly, and end up being relegated to opening paint cans or scraping paint. One of the most versatile tools ever created, you will discover a world of woodworking possibilities with  a sharp chisel and a few basic techniques.   Hand Planes. These amazing tools can easily fix a sticking door, or true up a warped board. Unfortunately, planes are rarely used correctly, and end up being thrown in the toolbox to gather dust. During this class you will begin to unlock the secrets of the Hand Plane. Careful though...there's no going back once you discover the magic you can create with this classic tool! Class dates and times: April 29 and May 6 from 6 to 9 pm. All classes take place in Convivium's workshop.  CLASS FEE: $35 + $10 material fee. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Participants must be 16 years or older to take the class alone. Kids 8+ are welcome if accompanied by an adult! Convivium Urban Farmstead has a no refund policy for all classes. However, if Convivium cancels or reschedules a class for any reason (weather, illness, etc.), participants will be notified as early as possible by email and their registration will automatically be transferred to the date of the rescheduled class. In the case that the participant can not make the rescheduled class date, Convivium will issue a gift card in the full amount of the class that can be used toward any future class. This gift card can be mailed to the participant or picked up at Convivium (2811 Jackson St. Dubuque, IA 52001). We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your cooperation.

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