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Drawer Making Course

Monday 6th-Friday 10th May 2024

Published in 1938 in the Woodworker Magazine, the well-respected maker and prolific author Charles Hayworth wrote:
“Perhaps there is nothing which so quickly reveals the quality of a piece of woodwork as the fitting of its drawer”.

Participants will be making a small sample drawer to enable them to explore the finer points of drawer construction and fitting.

The course will also include:

- selecting and preparing the stock
- truing the parts in preparation for laying out
- hand cutting dovetails
- the approach to gluing up the drawer
- approaches to drawer slips and bottoms
- the final fitting of the drawer to a simple box
- review of carcass construction
- correcting faults


May 6–10


9.00am - 4.30pm


Centre for Fine Woodworking
465 Main Road, Wakapuaka, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$1500 including all materials


Ph. +64 3 545 2674

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