Make a pine Shaker-style carrier, useful for organizing and holding small household items, like utensils, tools, or even the mail! A form that originated at the Shaker Village in Mount Lebanon in the 1840s, the carrier has a center handle and dovetailed corners. Because making dovetails is an essential part of this project, prior experience cutting dovetails with hand tools is required. All materials are provided. Participants are asked to bring as many of the following tools as possible: marking gauge, knife, dovetail marker or T-bevel, square, 1/4', 3/8', 1/2' & 3/4' sharp chisels, mallet, dovetail saw, spokeshave, ruler, and pencil. (optional tools: coping saw or fret saw, sharpening stones, hammer)
Registration Fee: $100 ($90 for member) plus a $40 materials fee (cash only) payable directly to instructor
Instructor: Peter Forward. A master carpenter and cabinetmaker with more than 40 years of experience, Peter has a long-standing interest in Shaker history and design. He enjoys traditional hand-working methods and often uses tools passed down through his family from his great-great grandfather, a joiner in the 1870s.